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REVEALED! Who paid Rs. 1.5 million for Neeraj Chopra’s Olympic javelin?

When Modi hosted Indian sportsmen following the Tokyo Games, Chopra gave him one of his javelins.

The BCCI was the winning bidder on Neeraj Chopra’s Olympic javelin, according to the cricket board member who spoke to PTI on Friday. The javelin sold for Rs 1.5 crore in an online auction.

When Modi hosted Indian sportsmen following the Tokyo Games, Chopra gave him one of his javelins.

The earnings from the e-auction, from which the javelin was one of many goods offered, went to the “Namami Gange Program.”

The 2014-launched “Namami Gange Program” unifies efforts to clean and safeguard the Ganga river.

In the months of September and October 2021, the auction was held.

“The winning offer for Neeraj’s javelin came from BCCI. However, we also placed bids on a few other collectibles. Namami Gange is a great cause, and the BCCI office holders believed that as one of the country’s top sporting organisations, we had a responsibility to the country “An anonymous senior BCCI official told PTI this.

The representative stated, “As an organisation, we are happy to have a sports good of one of India’s best athletes.

During the initial COVID-19 outbreak, the BCCI also donated Rs 51 crore to the PM Cares fund.

In addition to Chopra’s javelin, BCCI spent Rs 1 lakh on an autographed angavastra signed by the Indian Paralympic team.

While fencer Bhavani Devi’s sword sold for Rs 1.25 crore and Paralympic champion javelin thrower Sumit Antil’s javelin was purchased for Rs 1.002 crore by other bidders, Chopra’s javelin brought in the highest bid amount.

The price of Lovlina Borgohain’s boxing gloves was Rs 91 lakh. 1348 mementos, including sports collectibles, were submitted for the e-auction during the auction last year, and 8600 bids were received.

Chopra recently gave the javelin he used to win the gold medal at the Olympics in Tokyo to the Olympic museum in Lausanne. The official Twitter account for the Games verified it.

Neeraj Chopra earlier achieved qualification for the Diamond League Final.