Neeraj Chopra Makes History: First Indian to Secure Gold at World Athletics Championships

Neeraj Chopra Makes History: First Indian to Secure Gold at World Athletics Championships

Neeraj Chopra did something amazing for Indian sports. He won the top prize in the men’s javelin throw event at the World Athletics Championships in Budapest, Hungary. People call him the ‘golden boy of Indian athletics.’ He made history by being the first Indian athlete to ever get a gold medal in this big championship.

Neeraj’s amazing achievement happened in the early hours of August 28th as he faced off against competitors from all over the world. Showing exceptional skill, he made a fantastic throw of 88.17 meters during his second try, proving his dominance throughout the event.

Neeraj’s amazing performance not only won him the first-place gold medal but also made him a true trailblazer for Indian sports on the world stage.

See Neeraj Chopra asking Silver medalist Arshad Nadeem (probably without his flag) to stand alongside the flag of India

After their amazing win of the gold medals, Neeraj and Nadeem shared a big hug. Later, they did the usual thing where they posed with their flags for the cameras. But there’s a twist: Nadeem was missing when they took the pictures. Even though he got the silver medal, he didn’t have the Indian flag. Then, Neeraj did something really nice. He asked Nadeem to join him for the photos, and they stood together with the Indian flag behind them. It was a super nice moment, like a million bucks!

Congratulations to Neeraj Chopra from Modi

When people heard about Neeraj’s big win, they sent lots of messages to say congrats from everywhere. One of the happy folks was Anurag Thakur, the person in charge of Youth Affairs and Sports in India. He thought Neeraj’s success was a really important moment in the history of sports in India. Anurag Thakur went on social media to show how proud and impressed he was with what Neeraj achieved.

With this victory, Neeraj has become an Olympic champion. He’s also the current holder of the gold medal in the World Championships, which is a big international competition. This achievement puts him in a special category, as he’s just the second person from India to achieve this alongside the famous shooter Abhinav Bindra.

Neeraj now holds both the Olympics and Worlds titles, a feat Bindra had managed earlier. To put it simply, Bindra won the World Championships title when he was 23 years old and got the Olympics gold at 25. Neeraj’s accomplishment is even more amazing as he’s now the third javelin thrower in history to have both the Olympics and World Championships titles at the same time.

The only others who have done this are Jan Zelezny from the Czech Republic and Andreas Thorkildsen from Norway.

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