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Neeraj Chopra awarded โ‚น1crore by CSK for Olympic feat


Neeraj Chopra was on Sunday awarded โ‚น1 crore by Chennai Super Kings for having won a gold medal in javelin at the recent Tokyo Olympics. Neeraj was also presented with a special jersey bearing the number 8758 to highlight his medal-winning effort of 87.58m.

Neeraj thanked the CSK management for the support and said the past two months had been an opportunity for him to experience new things. โ€œThank you so much for your support and for the prize. It feels good. The last two months have been hectic and an opportunity to experience new things. I never thought that Iโ€™ll get so much love after winning gold. It was completely unexpected and it feels good. Hopefully Iโ€™ll work hard and get good results,โ€ Chopra said.

CSK CEO K. S. Viswanathan said, โ€œThe 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 itโ€™s an honour for us to present this special jersey to Neeraj. We wish he brings more glory to the nation.โ€

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