August 10, 2021, 2:48 PM

Neeraj Chopra at the Tokyo Olympics

Neeraj Chopra at the Tokyo Olympics

Athletics Federation of India (AFI) has decided to name August 7 as 'Javelin Throw Day' to honour Neeraj Chopra, who recently won a gold medal at the Tokyo Olympics. The announcement was made during a felicitation program organised by AFI for Chopra.

Lalit Bhanot, the Chairman of AFI's planning committee, said that AFI will stage javelin throwing competitions every year on August 7. Bhanot said: "Athletics Federation of India's planning committee has decided to further promote javelin throwing and will hold competitions every year throughout the country on August 7 as Neeraj Chopra won the gold in Tokyo on this day."

Neeraj Chopra the javelin to a distance of 87.58m to win the gold medal at Tokyo Olympics.

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