Prime Minister Narendra Modi and West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee have congratulated Neeraj Chopra for winning the Gold at the World Athletics Championships in Budapest.
“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,” the Prime Minister said in a X post;
“Congrats to him for winning the Gold at the World Athletics Championships,” he added.
” Congratulations Neeraj Chopra. The entire nation is proud of you for becoming the first Indian to win the gold medal in the javelin throw in the World Athletics Championship today in Budapest. I wish you the very best in all your future endeavours,” said Bengal CM in her message.
Each time Neeraj Chopra gets on the runway of a global championship, he takes down a slice of history and it was no different in the men’s javelin final on the last day of the World Athletics Championships Budapest 23.
With his first legal throw of the evening (88.17m), which he secured on his second attempt after fouling on his first, the 25-year-old became the first athlete from India to strike gold in any event at the World Athletics Championships.
He is also the first Asian athlete to win gold in the men’s javelin, with his medal being his country’s only one in Budapest.
“This was great. After the Olympic gold, I really wanted to win the World Championships,” Neeraj said after the match.
“I just wanted to throw farther. This is brilliant for the national team, but it was my dream to win gold at the World Championships,” he said.
“This has been a great championships for India, and I am proud to bring another title to my country. I wanted to throw more than 90 metres tonight but it needs all parts of the puzzle to be there. I couldn’t put it all together this evening. Maybe next time, ” Neeraj added..