Tokyo Olympics – IPL 2021: MS Dhoni’s Chennai Super Kings announce Rs 1 Cr for Olympic gold medallist Neeraj Chopra – Three-time Indian Premier League (IPL 2021) champions Chennai Super Kings (CSK) have announced Rs 1 crore award for javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra who scripted history winning the Gold medal at Tokyo Olympics on Saturday.
Neeraj Chopra’s 87.58m throw in his 2nd attempt was enough to see off the field as he ended the medal drought in athletics in Olympics. Earlier, legendary Milkha Singh and PT Usha had both came close, finishing 4th but an Olympic podium remained elusive until Saturday. He also ended India’s dry run in individual Olympic gold. Neeraj Chopra became the only 2nd Indian after Abhinav Bindra to become an Olympic champion.
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Tokyo Olympics – IPL 2021: “The nation is roaring with pride as India’s campaign at the Olympics comes to a close in Tokyo. To commemorate this special and historic feat, on behalf of the fans Chennai Super Kings Cricket Ltd., India’s much loved and celebrated sports team and Lieutenant Colonel MS Dhoni extend their wishes to Neeraj Chopra, a Junior Commissioned Officer in the Indian Army. As a mark of appreciation and honour on his stellar achievement, CSK is awarding Rs. 1 Crore to Neeraj Chopra,” MS Dhoni’s Chennai Super Kings said in a statement.
CSK Spokesperson said: “We as Indians are proud of Neeraj Chopra as his effort at Tokyo 2020 will inspire millions of Indians to take up sport and instill belief in them to be able to compete and excel at the highest level in any discipline of the sport. His Gold medal winning throw of 87.58m in the Men’s Javelin has galvanized the entire nation.”
CSK will be creating a special jersey with the number 8758 as a mark of respect to Neeraj Chopra.
Tokyo Olympics – IPL 2021: Apart from Chennai Super Kings, state governments, private companies and the central government have announced rewards for Neeraj Chopra, who began a golden era for Indian athletics. Apart from the cash reward, Chennai Super Kings will also create a special jersey with the number 8758 as a mark of respect to Neeraj Chopra.
Tokyo Olympics – IPL 2021: CSK Spokesperson said, “We as Indians are proud of Neeraj Chopra as his effort at Tokyo 2020 will inspire millions of Indians to take up sport and instill belief in them to be able to compete and excel at the highest level in any discipline of the sport. His Gold medal-winning throw of 87.58m in the Men’s Javelin has galvanized the entire nation.”
After winning the Gold medal in Tokyo, Neeraj Chopra said he didn’t expect a gold medal but was confident of a podium finish.
Tokyo Olympics – IPL 2021: “It feels unbelievable. It is the first time India has won a gold in athletics, so I feel very good. We have just one gold here in other sports,” the 23-year-old said after winning the historic gold.
“This is our first Olympic medal for a very long time, and in Athletics, it is the first time we have gold, so it’s a proud moment for me and my country,” Neeraj Chopra was quoted saying by PTI.