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World Athletics Championships : Neeraj Chopra brings Gold

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“This has been a great championship for India and I am proud to bring another title to my country,” said Neeraj Chopra after winning a gold medal at the World Athletics Championships.

Olympic champion Neeraj Chopra became the first Indian to win a gold medal at the World Athletics Championships when he pipped Pakistan’s Arshad Nadeem in the men’s javelin on Sunday with an 88.17-meter effort in the final.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has congratulated Neeraj Chopra for winning the Gold at the World Athletics Championships.

“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.” said PM Modi on X platform.

After Olympic champion Neeraj Chopra won India’s first gold medal at the World Athletics Championship in Budapest, his father Satish Kumar said that it is a proud moment for the country. He further said that there will be a celebration at home after the athlete comes back to India.

Satish Kumar said, “This is a very proud moment for our country as we got a gold medal in the World Championship as well. We will celebrate once Neeraj comes back to India.”

India’s Olympic medalist Neeraj Chopra made history in the early hours of August 28, capturing his country’s first-ever gold medal at the World Athletics Championships and edging out Pakistan’s Arshad Nadeem by less than a meter at the final of men’s javelin throw event in Budapest.

Celebrations took place at Neeraj Chopra’s residence in Panipat, Haryana on August 28 after he won India’s first gold medal at the World Athletics Championship in Budapest. Neeraj recorded his best throw of 88.17 m in his second attempt and managed to keep his lead intact till the very end. Nadeem, the Commonwealth Games champion with 87.82 m got a silver medal. Czech Republic’s Jakub Vadlejch secured the bronze with the best throw of 86.67 m. This is Neeraj’s second medal at the World Championships after he secured a silver last year.

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