Aug 7, 2021 - Sports
India wins first gold medal in track and field
Neeraj Chopra won India's first gold medal in Olympic track and field on Saturday with a javelin throw of 87.58 meters to finish first, AP reports.
The big picture: India's previous track and field medals included two silvers that Norman Pritchard won in the 200 meters and the 200-meter hurdles at the 1900 Paris Games.
- Chopra was also the first athlete from India to win gold in the javelin at the Asian Games and the Commonwealth Games in 2018.
- Czech Republic athletes Jakub Vadlejch and Vitezslav Vesely took the silver and bronze medals respectively in the javelin competition.