With the gold, Neeraj now has two medals at the World Athletics Championship after he added to his silver medal successful efficiency from final 12 months.
Ace javelin thrower and Olympian Neeraj Chopra created history as soon as once more within the early hours of Monday as he gained the gold medal at World Athletics Championship 2023. Chopra gave India its first gold medal at the World Athletics Championship with a throw of 88.17 metres in his second try in Budapest.
After clocking 88.17 m in his second throw, Chopra managed to maintain his lead over Pakistan star and Commonwealth Games champion Arshad Nadeem who got here second with a throw of 87.82 metres. While Nadeem bagged the silver medal, the bronze medal was gained by Jakub Vadlejch from Czech Republic with a throw of 86.67 mts. Two different Indian athletes, Kishore Jena and DP Manu got here fifth and sixth with throws of 84.77 m and 84.14 m, respectively.
With the gold, Neeraj now has two medals at the World Athletics Championship after he added to his silver medal successful efficiency from final 12 months. Before Neeraj Chopra, India’s final medal winner at the World Athletics Championship was Anju Bobby George who had gained the bronze medal in girls’s lengthy leap in 2003.
#NeerajChopra makes us #Proud once more!!#IndianArmy congratulates Subedar Neeraj Chopra on bagging #GoldMedal in Men’s #Javelin at World Athletics Championship 2023 in Budapest with a throw of 88.17 meters.@Neeraj_chopra1 pic.twitter.com/mV76vQetWy
— ADG PI – INDIAN ARMY (@adgpi) August 27, 2023
The Indian Army and Prime Minister Narendra Modi led the congratulatory messages to Chopra on attaining the historic feat. PM Modi wrote in a tweet, “The talented Neeraj Chopra 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.”