Neeraj Chopra, Tokyo Olympics gold medalist from India, won the Diamond League Meet title with his best throw of 89.08m. With this, Chopra becomes the first Indian to clinch the prestigious Diamond League Meet title. Chopra has been qualified for the finals which are scheduled to be conducted on September 7 and 8, and is also expected to take part in the 2023 World Championships.
According to the most recent sources, Neeraj Chopra, the gold medallist from the Tokyo Olympics, will not compete in the 2022 Commonwealth Games owing to an injury. Neeraj was India's greatest chance to win gold at the Birmingham Games, having most recently earned the silver medal at the World Athletics Championship 2022. At the 2018 Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast, Neeraj earned the gold medal in the javelin throw competition.
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India's Olympic gold medalist Neeraj Chopra once again made India proud, and set his new record with a throw of 89.30 metres at the Paavo Nurmi Games in Finland. He secured a silver medal, bettering his own national record of 88.07 meters. Furthermore, after Tokyo Olympics, this is his first International competition. While Chopra secured a silver medal, Oliver Helander secured gold with a throw of 89.93 metres.
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Union Sports Ministry's vision of providing financial aid to Indian swimmers was taken forward by the Union Sports Ministry's Target Olympic Podium Scheme (TOPS). The assistance was given to people who were part of the core group of TOPS. Sajan Prakash was cleared an amount of Rs 15.1 lakh towards training and participating in multiple competitions. Prakash also opened up about this being an opportunity to match the international standards.… read-more
Tokyo Olympics Gold Medalist Neeraj Chopra will receive "Param Vishisht Seva Medal" on Republic Day, January 26. Posted in the four Rajputana Rifles of the Indian Army, athlete Neeraj Chopra is the first Indian to win 2021 Tokyo Olympics in the Javelin Throw event. Notably, President Ram Nath Kovind will be giving the award. Also, Neeraj Chopra was awarded the Major Dhyan Chand Khel Ratna Award in November 2021.
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Wrestler and Bronze medalist at Tokyo Olympics, Bajrang Punia, will visit Aarohi Modern school in Panipat, Haryana, on December 23. He will join PM Modi's "Meet the Champions" campaign, spreading awareness over balanced diet, sports and fitness. "I am extremely happy that I am going to take 'meet the champions' ahead," tweeted Punia. The initiative under 'Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav' is started with 'Gold Medalist' Neeraj Chopra in Gujarat.
Javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra, the gold medal winner at Tokyo Olympics, was honored with the Major Dhyan Chand Khel Ratna award by President Ram Nath Kovind on November 13 in New Delhi. Besides, Wrestler Ravi Kumar, Boxer Lovlina Borgohain, Hockey player Sreejesh PR and Manpreet Singh also received the award. Para-athletes such as Avani Lekhara, Pramod Bhagat, Krishna Nagar, Manish Narwal, and Sumit Antil received the award.
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Gold Medalist Australian Swimmer Madison Wilson recently tested positive for Covid-19, despite being double-vaccinated. She has been shifted to a hospital facility for treatment and quarantine. Wilson took to Instagram and wrote, “I am taking some time to rest, and I am sure I’ll be ready to bounce back in no time." As a result, she also withdrew her participation from the International Swim League competition in Naples, Italy.
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PM Modi asked all the citizens of India on September 19 to participate in the auction of gifts and souvenirs he had received. The gifts include presents from Olympians and Paralympians, artifacts of Ram Mandir, Char Dham etc. The collected funds will go to the Namami Gange initiative for conserving and revitalizing the Ganga. The third edition of the e-auction will go on from September 17 to October 7 via … read-more
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The Ministry of Culture has started e-auction of all the equipment gifted to PM Narendra Modi by recent medal winners at the Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games. The base price of Javelins used by Olympian Neeraj Chopra and Paralympian Sumit Antil is INR 1 crore. Reportedly, money collected from auctioning 1300 items will be utilized for the Namami Gange mission and rejuvenation of River… read-more
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