Chennai| The Chennai Super Kings (CSK) franchise of the Indian Premier League on Saturday announced a cash prize of Rs 1 crore for Neeraj Chopra, who won gold medal in the men’s javelin event of the Tokyo Olympic Games. The franchise also promised to make a special jersey in his honor. As a token of appreciation and recognition on his stupendous achievement, CSK is presenting an award of Rs 1 crore to Neeraj Chopra, the franchise said in a statement.
“CSK will make a special jersey with the number 8758 in honor of Neeraj Chopra,” the franchise said. The number 8758 is inspired by Chopra’s winning throw, which propelled the javelin to a distance of 87.58 meters. Chopra’s medal is only the second individual gold for India in Olympic Games history. It was also India’s 10th gold medal in Olympic history.
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Eight out of 10 gold medals from India have come in hockey. A franchise spokesperson said, “We Indians are proud of Neeraj Chopra, as his efforts at Tokyo 2020 will inspire millions of Indians to embrace the sport and be able to compete and excel at the highest level in any discipline of the sport. To be will instill confidence in them.”