- Neeraj Chopra presented the Olympic javelin to PM Modi
- Chopra’s javelin was e-auctioned for Namami Gange event
- Neeraj Chopra won gold medal in Tokyo Olympics
Neeraj Chopra Javelin Price: India’s champion athlete Neeraj Chopra’s javelin, which was e-auctioned for Rs 1.5 crore, was bought by none other than the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI). A BCCI official gave this information on Friday.
Neeraj Chopra presented his spear to PM Modi
Neeraj Chopra created history by winning the gold medal in the javelin throw at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. After returning from there, when Prime Minister Narendra Modi hosted all the Indian athletes, he presented one of his spears used in the Olympics to the PM.
After this, Chopra’s javelin was also e-auctioned among many other things, from which the proceeds were used for the Namami Gange program. Namami Gange is a noble cause and the office bearers of the board felt that it is their duty towards the nation being one of the premier sports organizations of the country. The BCCI had given Rs 51 crore to the ‘PM Cares Fund’ even during the Corona epidemic.
All the items found from Indian athletes were auctioned in September-October 2021. Apart from Chopra’s spear, the Indian Cricket Board also bought an angavastra signed by the Indian Paralympic squad for Rs 1 crore.
Along with Chopra’s spear, Bhavani Devi’s sword also sold for more than Rs.
In the e-auction, 1348 souvenirs were sold, including sports items. For these 8600 bids were made. Apart from this, some other items were also auctioned. Chopra’s spear sold the most expensive in the e-auction, while Bhavani Devi’s sword was sold for Rs.1.25 crore and Paralympic champion Sumit Antil’s spear was sold for Rs.1 crore 20 thousand. Lovlina Borgohain’s boxing gloves sold for Rs 91 lakh.
Neeraj Chopra created history by winning gold medal in Tokyo Olympics
Chopra recently presented the javelin that won her the gold medal at the Tokyo Games at the Olympic Museum in Lausanne. The Indian star athlete won the gold medal in the 2020 Olympics with a throw of 88.39m. Neeraj Chopra is the first and only athlete from India to win a gold medal in the Olympic track and field event.
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