Earlier the 31st Summer Olympics was held in Rio de Janeiro (Brazil) in 2016 and the mascot of this Olympic Games was Vinicius. The next 33rd Summer Olympic Games will be held in Paris (France) in 2024.
The Tokyo (Japan) Olympics were held from 23 July to 8 August. Neeraj Chopra (in javelin throw) won the first gold medal for India at the Tokyo Olympics. Neeraj Chopra was born on 24 December 1997.
He was born in Khedra, a small village in Panipat district in the state of Haryana, his father's name is Satish Kumar and mother's name is Saroj Devi. Neeraj Chopra won the gold medal in javelin throw with a best of 87.58, in which Czech Republic's Jakub Vedlech came second, who won the silver medal 'India got a gold medal in athletics for the first time.
In the Olympic Games, India has won 10 gold medals so far in which 8 gold medals are in hockey. Gold medal in shooting (Abhinav Bindra) and now l Neeraj Chopra gave to India. Neeraj Chopra received the Arjuna Award in 2018. Neeraj Chopra and India's national javelin throw coach Uwe Hohn.