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Updated on: August 07, 2021 19:26 IST

Rs 6 crore for Neeraj Chopra for Olympics Gold: Haryana Government

Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar announced a cash reward of Rs 6 crore to Mr Chopra for winning the medal in men's javelin throw in the Olympics. The 23-year-old registered a best attempt of 87.58 to finish ahead of Czech Republic duo of Jakub Vadlejch and Vitezslav Vesely to clinch the gold medal. It was India's first gold medal at the ongoing Tokyo Olympics and also the country's second individual gold medal in Olympic history after Abhinav Bindra's heroics in Beijing 2008.

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