Neeraj Chopra had created history by becoming the first Indian to win an athletics gold medal in the Olympics.
The World No.3 has started 2022 the same way he finished last, earning ATP Cup victories against Cameron Norrie and Taylor Fritz for Team Germany.
Not only was it India’s first ever medal in athletics, but it was also a performance that brought a country of over a billion people together.
The Indian hockey team enjoyed a glorious year in 2021, with the men winning an Olympic medal after 41 years.
US tennis player Coco Gauff had tested positive for the coronavirus, forcing her to pull out of the Tokyo Olympics.
World Athletics president Sebastian Coe said Neeraj Chopra’s historic Javelin throw gold medal at the Tokyo Olympics this year is an opportunity for Indian athletics to grow.
The Super Kings gave Neeraj a special jersey with the number 8758 on it, representing the 87.58m throw that won him the gold medal.
The partnership will add a much-needed professional approach to the system and build on the stellar show at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics.
The 38-year-old, who advanced to the pre-quarterfinals of the Tokyo Olympics, is now preparing for the world championships in December.
Loh Kean Yew defeated Lakshya Sen, who was the tournament's top seed and world no. 25, in 36 minutes to win his sixth international title.