The javelin pierced the night sky and landed 87.58m away from Neeraj Chopra. It was to be the throw of success — a throw which brought India its second individual Olympic gold medal after Abhinav Bindra’s 10m air rifle win in Beijing 2008.

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Great honour: Philip Noel-Baker receiving the Nobel Peace Prize from Gunnar Jahn, President of the Norwegian Nobel Peace Prize Committee in a ceremony at Oslo University.


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