Olympic champions Neeraj Chopra and Sumit Antil receive XUV700 Javelin Gold edition

Mahindra gifted a brand new special edition XUV 700 to Neeraj Chopra and Sumit Antil to honour their record-breaking performances.

Neeraj Chopra and Sumit Antil receive XUV700 Javelin Gold Edition
Neeraj Chopra and Sumit Antil receive XUV700 Javelin Gold Edition

As promised, Mahindra has delivered the special XUV700 Javelin Gold edition to Olympic champions, Neeraj Chopra and Sumit Antil. The ace javelin throwers were presented with a personalised model of the SUV to honour their feat at the Tokyo Olympics. The new XUV700 Javelin Edition honours the Olympic gold medalists with a special paint livery. The car adorns a golden hue making it look super stylish.

Neeraj Chopra took to Twitter to share a picture of his new ride. The special edition could be seen adorning the distance of his throw which won him the gold medal. “Thank you @anandmahindra ji for the new set of wheels with some very special customisation! I’m looking forward to taking the car out for a spin very soon,” he wrote.

While the Twitter handle of Mahindra XUV 700 shared the picture of Sumit Antil receiving the car.”Our exhilaration is off the charts as we deliver the first-ever personalized XUV700 to @sumit_javelin, who made the whole nation proud at Tokyo Paralympics. Once again, thank you for bagging the gold for India,” the caption read.

Neeraj Chopra and Sumit Antil’s record galore at Tokyo Games 2020

Sumit Antil
Sumit Antil

India’s 121 year-long waits came to an end at the Tokyo Games as Neeraj bagged India’s maiden medal in track and field events. With the gold medal, Neeraj has joined the elite company of Abhinav Bindra, India’s first individual gold medalist at the Olympics. The 23-year-old is only the second Indian to achieve the feat.

Ever since the inclusion of javelin throw in the Olympic Games, back in 1908, the sport has been dominated by the European powerhouses. After 113 years, an Asian has been able to clinch a medal in the event. Neeraj not only sealed a podium finish but emerged as the Olympic Champion to end the dominance of western nations in the sport.

On his way to the gold medal in the F-64 category, Sumit Antil smashed the World record not once or twice but thrice in the final to better it by 2 meters. Sumit threw 66.95m in his very first attempt to set the new World record, before bettering it with his second throw and again in his fifth attempt to set a new milestone of 68.55m.

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