New Delhi, August 5: Athletics Federation of India (AFI) and its affiliated models are all set to have a good time Nationwide Javelin Day throughout the nation on Sunday to commemorate one of many best moments in India’s sporting historical past, Neeraj Chopra’s Olympic Video games gold medal.
It was on August 7 final yr that Neeraj produced the 87.58m effort in Tokyo to earn India’s first observe and area medal within the Olympic Video games.
The choice to have a good time August 7 because the Nationwide Javelin Day was made by AFI upon Neeraj Chopra’s return from Tokyo. He has now added a World Championships Silver final month. “Other than celebrating Neeraj’s feat, AFI may also promote the game on the grassroots degree by this initiative,” AFI President Adille J. Sumariwalla mentioned.
The 24-year-old Neeraj Chopra mentioned he felt honoured that AFI has taken this initiative of organising Javelin competitions all through the nation on August7. “I request younger athletes from throughout India to take up the game of Javelin Throw so we will have extra champions in future,” he mentioned.
As many as 32 States and Union Territories models affiliated to AFI will organise Javelin competitions on August 7.