Olympic gold medallist Neeraj Chopra who won the gold at the Wanda Diamond League in Doha is being applauded from all across the nation. The Olympic champion recorded a distance of 88.67m in his first attempt in the men’s javelin throw and secured the first position at the Doha Diamond League. The Indian superstar didn’t let anyone take the lead till the end and eventually won the event at the Qatar Sports Club. Twitter has erupted in joy after the win of Chopra and several big names including PM Narendra Modi have congratulated Chopra on bringing laurels to the nation.
Taking on to Twitter, PM Modi has congratulated the World Lead for securing first position in the big tournament. “First event of the year and first position! With the World lead throw of 88.67m, @Neeraj_chopra1 shines at the Doha Diamond League. Congratulations to him! Best wishes for the endeavours ahead,” tweeted PM Modi.
Apart from him, Union Sports Minister, Anurag Thakur has also lauded Neeraj for fetching another title. “Neeraj Chopra wins! 🇮🇳 With a thunderous throw of 88.67m, he dominated the Doha Diamond League and brought glory home. A true champion who has made the nation proud again. Congratulations Neeraj on this stupendous win! 🎉” said Thakur in his tweet.
Here are some wishes for the Haryana-born javelin thrower:
"It was a very hard win, but I'm happy, It's a really good start for me. I hope to come in the first place in the next competitions and to keep consistency during this season," Chopra was seen saying after his win. "This season I'll stay fit and consistent, and I'll try to do my best in next competitions. I plan to stay fit and do more than I can. Lot of people came to support me, and they are really happy. Sometimes it's really hard because we have a big country and people have hopes, and now more athletes from my country join me in the Diamond league and other competitions. I'm lucky people have faith in me, I feel really good. This Doha meeting is great, the first one every year,” he added further.
Notably, Chopra put India on the podium in the world of athletics by bringing the nation its first gold in athletics in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.