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.
Neeraj’s remarkable achievement unfolded in the early hours of August 28 as he went head-to-head with competitors from around the world.
Displaying exceptional prowess, he recorded a stellar throw of 88.17 meters during his second attempt, solidifying his dominance throughout the event.
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.
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.
Neeraj Chopra Biography
|24th December 1997
|5 feet 11 inches
|Sportsperson (Javelin Throw)Junior Commissioned Officer at the Rajputana Rifles
|Padma ShriArjuna AwardVishisht Seva MedalOlympics Gold medal
- Neeraj Chopra was born on 24th December 1997 in Khandra Village of Panipat, Haryana.
- His family is basically an agriculture-based earner.
- He has two sisters and graduated from Dayanand Anglo Vedic College in Chandigarh.
- He is currently pursuing a Bachelor of Arts from Lovely Professional University, LPU in Jalandhar, Punjab.
- His height is 178 m which makes him 5 feet 11 inches tall with a weight of 86 kilograms.
- He contests in the category of track and field and is ranked 4 in the world.
- He has had his training under Coach Uwe Hohn.
Neeraj Chopra has turned 24 this year. He celebrates his birthday on the 24th of December every year. The Tokyo Olympics Gold Medalist from India who made the country proud has been showered with wishes from all around the world and the country.
Neeraj Chopra won the Gold medal at the Tokyo Summer Olympics 2020 and won the hearts of a billion Indians. He has been the first athlete to win a Gold in the highest category of World Championships, the Olympics.