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Neeraj Chopra becomes the first Indian to win a gold medal at the World Athletics Championship

by khushahal vishwakarma
Neeraj Chopra

Neeraj Chopra created history by winning India’s first gold medal in the World Athletics Championship held in Budapest, Hungary. In the men’s javelin throw final event on August 27, 2023, Neeraj Chopra, the gold medalist, celebrated on the podium with his medal, as seen in the images.

In a remarkable feat for Indian athletics, Neeraj Chopra secured the gold medal in the men’s javelin throw event at the prestigious championship. He became the first Indian athlete to claim a gold medal in this esteemed championship, solidifying his place in history.

Niraj’s noteworthy achievement came to the fore during the initial hours of August 28, as he faced competitors from around the world. Displaying exceptional skill, he achieved a splendid throw of 88.17 meters in his second attempt, establishing his dominance throughout the competition.

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This outstanding performance not only secured a gold medal for Niraj but also positioned him as a guiding figure for Indian sports on the global stage.

Arshad Nadeem of Pakistan emerged as a strong contender but lagged behind with a commendable throw of 87.82 meters, earning him a silver medal. The third place on the podium was claimed by Jacob Wadlejch of the Czech Republic, showcasing his strength with a best throw of 86.67 meters.

Niraj’s father, Satish Kumar, expressed immense pride in his son’s achievement, stating, “This is a moment of great pride for our country because we have won a gold medal at the World Championship. We will celebrate when Niraj returns to India.”

Congratulations to Neeraj Chopra:

As the news of Niraj’s historic victory spread, congratulatory messages poured in from all corners. Youth of India celebrating the victory, as well as the Minister of Sports, Anurag Thakur, acknowledged this achievement as a historic moment in Indian sports history. He shared his pride and admiration for the remarkable accomplishment on social media.

The Indian Armed Forces also joined in applauding Niraj’s achievement, sharing their congratulations across various social media platforms. This victory not only adds to his personal records but also enhances India’s medal tally in the World Athletics Championship. This win marked Niraj’s second medal in the championship, as he had previously won a silver medal.

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