From people trying to mathematically calculate the “speed of the projectile” of the javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra, to those visiting sports stores selling cricket bats and asking, “Bhaiya Javelin Hai (sell spears)”, social media has got it The Tokyo Olympics gold medalist performance, and it bodes well for the sport in the country.Also Read – Neeraj Chopra’s Gold in Tokyo is one of the 10 Magical Moments of World Athletics
From the moment Chopra landed at Indira Gandhi International Airport in New Delhi on Aug 9, people started clicking on pictures of the ace thrower’s javelin thrower in the arrivals hall, neatly wrapped in a black bag that was labeled “Neeraj Chopra”. Read Also – The Indian Athletics Federation is celebrating August 7th, Neeraj Chopra’s Olympic gold win day, as National Javelin Day
Calculations soon came into play and hundreds of people – mathematicians, biomechanics, and ordinary people – began measuring the speed of the projectile using complicated formulas and rules of gravity to arrive at a conclusive number for Chopra’s gold medal win of 87.58 meters. Also Read – Neeraj Chopra Gold Medalist at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games: Man with a Golden Arm
Someone calculated the speed of Chopra’s gold medal tosses at 105.52 km / h and posted a scribble of the intricate calculations he’d made to get that number. “The minimum speed at which India’s gold medalist Neeraj Chopra threw the spear at the Tokyo Olympics is 105.52 km / h,” tweeted a fan.
Hundreds of people started discussing the calculations and one of them agreed that the calculation was correct and that at that point only “wind speed, temperature and density” of the atmosphere needed to be considered.
Another fan posted a picture of a sports shop with cricket bats neatly lined up on the shelf and asked, “Bhaiya Javelin Hai? ! Congratulations. “
Another picture showed the javelin thrower using a sophisticated camera to take a long shot with the caption: “Nothing, just Neeraj Chopra trying to locate his spear.”
The best “calculation”, however, was done by someone who tweeted a sketch of a pencil in the shape of a spear and drew a gold medal titled “History”.
The Athletics Federation of India (AFI) has immortalized the day by proclaiming August 7th as “National Javelin Day,” with competitions across states and union territories to commemorate Chopra’s achievement, the country’s first gold medal in track and field Win olympic games.
“Some are successful because they are meant to be, but most are successful because they are determined to be!” Wrote one fan, summarizing Chopra’s journey.