Eminent personalities laud Neeraj Chopra for his historical win


Neeraj Chopra | File Photo: PTI

Neeraj Chopra became the toast of the nation after claiming India's first-ever track-and-field medal at the Olympics with President Ram Nath Kovind and Prime Minister Narendra Modi hailing the young javelin thrower's "unparalleled grit" for a landmark gold winning feat at the Tokyo Games.

Applauding his effort, President Kovind described it as an "unprecedented" achievement which will prove to be an inspiration for the youth of this country.

Sreejesh P R, the goal keeper of Indian Hockey team which bagged bronze in the Olympics 2020 appreciated Neeraj through twitter.

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Saturday lauded javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra for winning the gold medal at the Tokyo Olympics and said he has made all Indians proud.

Chopra, who is from Khandra village near Panipat in Haryana, produced a second-round throw of 87.58m in the finals to stun the athletics world and end India's 100-year wait for a track and field medal in the Olympics.

"Neeraj Chopra take a bow! A billion hearts beat for you today and each one of us couldn't be more proud," Rahul Gandhi said on Instagram.

Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu also congratulated athlete Neeraj Chopra for winning medals at the Tokyo Olympics.

Kerala Governor Shri Arif Mohammed Khan tweeted:

Actor Kamal Hassan tweeted "History has been made as Neeraj Chopra fulfils the dream of every Indian with a javelin throw for the first ever gold medal in track and field events at Tokyo 2020"

Malayalam actor Prithviraj Sukumaran posted on instagram just after Neeraj's win:

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