*Representational image credit & courtesy The Statesmen

Neeraj Chopra won a historic athletics gold medal in the men's javelin throw event to become India's second-ever individual Olympic gold medallist after shooter Abhinav Bindra (2008). 

Chopra finished on top of the podium with a best throw of 87.58m, ahead of Czech Republic's Jakub Vadlejch (86.67m) and Vesely Vitezslav (85.44m).

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