To honor Olympic Gold medalist winning efforts at the Tokyo Olympics 2020 the Athletics Federation of India (AFI) has decided to name August 7 as “Javelin Throw Day”.
The Haryana-based athlete Neeraj Chopra created history by winning first Gold medal for India in athletics in 100 years in the javelin throw at Tokyo Olympics 2020.
Since his record-breaking achievement, the country has been pouring in love for their new global hero.
Lalit Bhanot, the Chairman of Athletics Federation of India’s (AFI) Planning Committee, on Tuesday said they will stage javelin throwing competitions every year on August 7.
“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,” Bhanot said in a felicitation program organised for Neeraj Chopra by the AFI.