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Indian postal department dedicates a golden postbox to Tokyo Olympics champion Neeraj Chopra

Indian postal department dedicates a golden postbox to Tokyo Olympics champion Neeraj Chopra

Athletics, Editors
The gold-coloured postbox has been placed by the Indian post office at Khandra in Panipat, Haryana – Neeraj Chopra’s hometown. The Indian post office - the country’s public postal service - has installed a gold-painted postbox in Neeraj Chopra's hometown in Haryana to mark the javelin thrower's gold medal win at the Tokyo Olympics. A postbox is usually a red-coloured, barrel-shaped container placed in common public locations where people can drop their personal letters - envelopes or postcards - to be collected and delivered by the government post and telegraph office. At Tokyo 2020, Neeraj Chopra created history as he won the gold medal in men's javelin throw with an attempt measuring 87.58m. He is the first Indian track and field athlete to win an Olympic medal. Neeraj Chopra...
India’s best in track and field events: Meet the national athletics record holders

India’s best in track and field events: Meet the national athletics record holders

Athletics, Trending
At Tokyo 2020, Neeraj Chopra clinched India's first-ever athletics medal, that too gold, at the Olympics, thereby shifting the country's focus on track and field events in a big way. Neeraj Chopra's gold-winning throw of 87.58m, however, wasn't his personal best or the national record for Indian javelin. Let us look at India's national athletics records across major track and field events. 100m Amiya Kumar Mallick holds the 100m record in India, with a timing of 10.26 which he managed at the National Federation Cup in 2016. In the women's category, Dutee Chand holds the 100m national record with a timing of 11.17 seconds, which she achieved at the Indian Grand Prix IV at Patiala in 2021. 200m Muhammed Anas Yahiya set the 200m national record after he clocked a time of 20.63 at a mee...