23-year-old Neeraj, son of a farmer from Khandra village in Haryana stunned the world by throwing an 87.58m javelin in his second attempt and stunned Indians in celebration.
Neeraj Chopra won the gold medal in the Tokyo Olympics.
Star athlete Neeraj Chopra created history by winning a gold medal in javelin throw at the Tokyo Olympic Games on Saturday. Neerez has won India’s first ever medal in Olympic track and field competitions. 23-year-old Neeraj, son of a farmer from Khandra village in Haryana stunned the world by throwing an 87.58m javelin in his second attempt and stunned Indians in celebration. This is India’s first Olympic medal in athletics in more than 100 years. After the victory of Neeraj, the whole country is immersed in celebration. The entire sports world is congratulating Neeraj. Truly a golden day for India.
It’s a rocket, it’s a gold and a billion tears of joy. Days like these don’t come easily. First Indian to win an Olympic medal in Athletics. This is a gold medal. Neeraj Chopra you are a champion. we are so proud of you. Thank you for making us so happy.
He’s a rocket ,it’s a Gold and there are a billion tears of joy.
Such days don’t come easy.
— Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) August 7, 2021
Sports Minister Anurag Thakur tweeted, “Neeraj Chopra. Golden boy of India. India’s Olympic history was created. Your brilliant throw deserves a billion cheers. Your name will be written in golden letters in history. ”
NEERAJ 🥇 CHOPRA
India’s 🇮🇳 Golden Boy !
India’s Olympic History has been scripted!
Your superbly soaring throw
deserves a Billion Cheers !
— Anurag Thakur (@ianuragthakur) August 7, 2021
Abhinav Bindra said I am very happy for you
Shooter Abhinav Bindra, who won the gold medal for India in the 2008 Beijing Olympics, tweeted, “And gold for Neeraj Chopra. You have fulfilled the dream of the country. Thanks. Also welcome to the club. Very proud. I am very happy for you. Apart from this, Abhinav also gave a video message for Neeraj and said that I know how hard you have worked for this. I am very happy for you.
And Gold it is for @Neeraj_chopra1 .Take a bow, young man ! You have fulfilled a nation’s dream. Thank you!
Also, welcome to the club – a much needed addition! Extremely proud. I am so delighted for you.
— Abhinav A. Bindra OLY (@Abhinav_Bindra) August 7, 2021
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