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The United States ended a drought and India seized its first ever gold medal in athletics at the Olympics on Saturday, while baseball-mad Japan won its maiden gold in the sport.

India’s Neeraj Chopra hurled the men’s javelin 87.58 meters and launched himself into the history books as his overjoyed team mates and coaches watched from the stands devoid of fans because of COVID-19 restrictions.

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