Neeraj Chopra created history as he as become the first man to win a medal at World Athletics Championships. Long jumper Anju Bobby George had previously won bronze for India in the 2003 World Athletics Championships. This has made him the second Indian after George to win a medal for India at the event. Neeraj initially was not at his best. But made a comeback in his fourth attempt with an 88.13 meters throw.
Anderson Peters from Grenada secured gold with a 90.54-meter throw. Many fans came forward to extend their wishes for Neeraj Chopra. He won gold for India in the Tokyo Olympics and has now become the second Indian to win a medal at World Athletics Championships.
Starting with a foul start, Neeraj’s second and third attempts put him in fourth place after the third round. It was in his fourth round, did Neeraj find a way to make a comeback. The former made it into the top three in his fourth round to become the first man ever from the country to win the medal. His family reacted by celebrating and sharing wishes in his home town.
Many former athletes and champions have also been wishing Neeraj Chopra on their social media handles. Neeraj is one of India’s best athletes in recent times. And the golden boy is proving it again and again. With a long future ahead of him, it will be worth a wait to see if he can produce more magic. Surely, the young athlete will break many records in the future.
Athletics Federation of India took to Twitter to express their happiness. “It’s a historic World Championship Medal for #India. Olympic Champion Neeraj Chopra wins Silver Medal in men’s Javelin Throw final of the #WorldAthleticsChamps with a throw of 88.13m. Congratulations India!!!!!!!” the social media handle of the federation tweeted.