Neeraj Chopra, in a historic moment for Indian athletics, clinched the gold medal in the men’s javelin throw event at the World Athletics Championships held in Budapest, Hungary. The ‘golden boy of Indian athletics’ etched his name in history by becoming the first-ever Indian athlete to secure a gold medal at this prestigious championship.

This outstanding performance not only secured the gold medal for Neeraj but also established him as a trailblazer for Indian sports on the global stage.

Pakistan’s Arshad Nadeem, another formidable contender, closely trailed Neeraj’s achievement with a silver medal in hand. Nadeem, who has previously shone on the Commonwealth Games stage, managed a commendable throw of 87.82 meters.

The third spot on the podium was secured by Jakub Vadlejch of the Czech Republic, who showcased his prowess with a best throw of 86.67 meters.

Neeraj’s father Satish Kumar, visibly proud of his son’s achievement told ANI, “This is a very proud moment for our country as we got a gold medal in the World Championship as well. We will celebrate once Neeraj comes back to India.”

 

Congratulations to Neeraj Chopra

As the news of Neeraj’s historic victory spread, congratulatory messages poured in from all corners. Among those celebrating was India’s Minister of Youth Affairs and Sports, Anurag Thakur, who hailed Neeraj’s feat as a watershed moment in Indian sporting history. He took to social media to express his pride and appreciation for the athlete’s remarkable achievement.

The Indian Army also joined the chorus of well-wishers, lauding Neeraj’s accomplishment. Recognising his achievement as a monumental one, the Indian Army shared their congratulations on various social media platforms.

Neeraj’s gold medal not only adds a glittering achievement to his personal record but also enriches India’s medal tally at the World Athletics Championships. This victory marks his second medal at the Championships, having previously secured a silver medal.

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