28 Aug 2023

Wishes Pour In For Neeraj Chopra; 'A symbol of unparalleled excellence in entire sports world': Says PM Modi

Indian javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra scripted history after winning the gold medal at the World Athletics Championships in Budapest, Hungary on Sunday. This was Chopra's second medal at the championships. He had bagged the silver medal at Eugene, United States in 2022.

Pakistan's Arshad Nadeem took the silver medal, the first World Championship medal for his country, with a distance of 87.82 while Czech Republic's Yakub Vadlejch retained the bronze he won in Oregon last year, with a distance of 86.67.

The 25-year-old won the top prize after a throw of 88.17m in his second attempt and the victory means he has now completed the full set of having won an Olympic gold medal (2021), Commonwealth Games gold medal (2018), Asian Games gold medal (2018) and World Championships gold medal (2023)

The Prime Minister Narendra Modi has congratulated Neeraj Chopra for winning the Gold at the World Athletics Championships.

The Prime Minister said in a X (formerly Twitter) post: “The talented @Neeraj_chopra1 exemplifies excellence. His dedication, precision and passion make him not just a champion in athletics but a symbol of unparalleled excellence in the entire sports world. Congrats to him for winning the Gold at the World Athletics Championships.”.

Kharge, Rahul, Ramesh greet Neeraj

Congress President Mallikarjun Kharge and Rahul Gandhi on Monday congratulated Neeraj Chopra, saying his magnificent performance has again made the country proud and will keep inspiring the young sports persons.

Kharge took to X, formerly Twitter and said, "The magnificent performance of Neeraj Chopra has again made India proud. We are thrilled to witness that his brilliance, dedication and hard work has now made him the first Indian to win a gold medal at the prestigious World Athletics Championships and added another feather to his growing list of stupendous achievements."

"Many congratulations Neeraj. May you grow from strength to strength and keep inspiring young sportspersons," the Congress leader added.

Rahul Gandhi also congratulated Chopra and in a Facebook post said, "Many congratulations to Neeraj Chopra for winning the gold medal in the World Athletics Championships.

"Once again he made India proud on the world stage. The new generations of sportspersons of the country will continue to get inspired by Neeraj's commitment and discipline," he added.

Congress General Secretary Jairam Ramesh also praised Chopra. He said in a tweet, "Neeraj Chopra's gold medal in the javelin throw was fantastic. He’s not only a world champion but also a true champion outside of the track field. Who can forget his courageous stance earlier in May this year, when the protesting women wrestlers where dragged on the streets of the national capital."

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