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The javelin that won Neeraj Chopra the gold medal at the Tokyo Olympics in 2020 is owned by the BCCI.


The BCCI bought an angavastra autographed by the Indian Paralympic contingent for Rs 1 crore, in addition to Chopra’s javelin. BCCI bought Chopra’s javelin for the highest bid value, while other bidders bought fencer Bhavani Devi’s sword for Rs 1.25 crore and Paralympic champion javelin thrower Sumit Antil’s javelin for Rs 1.002 crore.

As mementos, Olympic medallists gifted him their equipments last year after meeting PM Narendra Modi. The collection was later auctioned off and the proceeds of it went to ‘Namami Gange Programme’. The mementos included Neeraj Chopra’s javelin that won him the Olympic gold medal in Tokyo. It was revealed a year or so later that BCCI won the javelin with a winning bid of Rs 1.5 crore.

The ‘Namami Gange Programme’, launched in 2014, is an effort to clean and protect the Ganga river. The auction will be held between September and October in 2021.

The BCCI had created a winning bid for Neeraj’s javelin. we have a tendency to conjointly bid on some different collectibles. “As one among the premier sporting bodies within the country, we have a tendency to felt that we have a tendency to had a obligation towards the state to require up this noble cause,” a senior BCCI official told PTI on conditions of namelessness.

The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) owns the javelin that Neeraj Chopra used to win the gold medal at the Tokyo Olympics in 2020. However, it is important to understand the backstory behind why the BCCI ended up owning the javelin in the first place.

Firstly, it is important to understand that Neeraj Chopra is a world-class athlete who just happens to also excel at cricket. He is not primarily a cricket player who dabbles in other sports. In fact, he only started playing cricket when he was 17 years old, after he had already established himself as a top javelin thrower.

So when Chopra won the gold medal at the 2018 Asian Games, the BCCI decided to reward him with a Rs. 4 crore bonus. This was seen as a way to keep him motivated and focused on his javelin career, with the hope that he would bring more glory to India at the Olympics.

However, the BCCI did not just give him the money and let him purchase his own javelin. Instead, they decided to buy the javelin for him, so that they could keep track of its maintenance and make sure that it was always in peak condition.

In essence, the BCCI is simply trying to do whatever they can to support Neeraj Chopra in his quest to bring more medals home for India. And given his track record so far, it seems like they are making a wise investment.

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