Neeraj Chopra gets Rs one cr reward from CSK

1 November 2021, 12:53 pm
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Indian Premier League (IPL) side Chennai Super Kings (CSK) on Sunday rewarded Tokyo Olympic gold medallist, javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra, with Rs one crore for his stellar achievement at the quadrennial games.

CSK also presented a special jersey with the number 8758 (highlighting Chopra’s medal-winning effort of 87.58 metres) as a mark of respect to the thrower, who joined 10m air rifle shooter Abhinav Bindra as only the second individual gold medallist in the Olympics from the country.

The entire nation is proud of Neeraj for his stupendous achievement. By becoming the first Indian to win a medal (gold) in the track and field, he has set a benchmark and is an inspiration for the next generation. 87.58 is a number that will forever be etched in Indian sporting history and it’s an honour for us to present this special jersey to Neeraj. We wish he brings more glory to the nation, said CSK CEO KS Viswanathan.