President, PM, Odisha CM congratulate Neeraj Chopra for scripting history

Bhubaneswar/New Delhi: Congratulations and well wishes poured in from different walks of life as soon as news on Javelin Thrower Neeraj Chopra clinching gold medal in Tokyo Olympics broke out today afternoon.

President Ram Nath Kovind congratulated Chopra and tweeted, “Unprecedented win by Neeraj Chopra!Your javelin gold breaks barriers and creates history. You bring home first ever track and field medal to India in your first Olympics. Your feat will inspire our youth. India is elated! Heartiest congratulations!”

Congratulating Chopra for winning gold at the Olympic Games as Prime Minister Narendra Modi said history has been scripted and stated in a tweet, “History has been scripted at Tokyo! What @Neeraj_chopra1 has achieved today will be remembered forever. The young Neeraj has done exceptionally well. He played with remarkable passion and showed unparalleled grit. Congratulations to him for winning the Gold.”

Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik tweeted a photo of Neeraj Chopra along with him during a felicitation ceremony in Bhubaneswar in 2017 and tweeted, “A golden throw! Congratulations #NeerajChopra on historic first-ever track & field #Gold medal for India in #Javelin throw at #Tokyo2020. The country is so proud of you. With this, you took India to its highest ever medal tally at the #Olympics. You will inspire generations.”

Union Minister for Information and Broadcasting and Youth Affairs & Sports Anurag Thakur expressed joy and stated in a congratulatory message, “NEERAJ First place medal CHOPRA India’s Flag of India Golden Boy ! India’s Olympic History has been scripted! Your superbly soaring throw deserves a Billion Cheers ! Your name will be etched in the history books with golden letters.”

Union Education Minister Dharmendra Pradhan also congratulated Chopra for the achievement and tweeted, “Take a bow #NeerajChopra for striking #Gold at #Tokyo2020. A first-ever in a track & field event for India Flag of India in the history of #Olympics , 23-year-old Neeraj’s golden debut at the ‘games of hope’ has made every Indian proud. I join the nation in congratulating him.”

In a congratulatory message, OPCC President Niranjan Patnaik tweeted, “A moment of joy and thrill for the nation! India has bagged its first #Gold at #Tokyo2020 #Olympics #Javelin. A billion thanks to you #NeerajChopra for putting that beautiful medal on the chest of an ecstatic nation!”

Earlier in the day, Chopra scripted history by winning first gold for India at Tokyo Olympics. He ended India’s 100-year wait for a track and field medal in the Olympic Games by winning gold with 87.58 m throw in the finals of Javelin Throw event at Tokyo Olympics.

During a preparatory camp for Olympic Games at Kalinga Stadium in Bhubaneswar earlier in 2021 Chopra trained at Kalinga Stadium in Bhubaneswar for over two months.

Worth mentioning, in 2017, Chopra had bagged his gold at the Asian Athletics Championships held at the Kalinga Stadium.

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