World Athletics Championships: Neeraj Chopra claims silver in men’s javelin

Chopra made history by being the first Indian male to win a medal at the World Athletics Championships. He is also just the second Indian athlete to accomplish it, following Anju Bobby George, who won a bronze medal in 2003.

World Athletics Championships: Neeraj Chopra claims silver in men’s javelin

On the morning of Sunday, July 23, 2022, at the World Athletics Championships in Eugene, Oregon, Neeraj Chopra made India proud once again on the international arena by winning the silver medal. The competition was held at the University of Oregon in Eugene.

He secured his medal with a throw of 88.13 metres, which was just behind Anderson Peters of Grenada, who won the gold medal.

Chopra made history by being the first Indian male to win a medal at the World Athletics Championships. He is also just the second Indian athlete to win a medal at the World Athletics Championships; Anju Bobby George was the first Indian athlete to do so in 2003 when he won a bronze medal.

Neeraj Chopra claims silver in men’s javelin

Internet messages of congratulations and well wishes poured in from people all throughout the country for the outstanding javelin thrower.

 

 

Prime Minister Narendra Modi lead the wishes with a heartfelt tweet “A great accomplishment by one of our most distinguished athletes! Congratulations to @Neeraj_chopra1 on winning a historic Silver medal at the #WorldChampionships. This is a special moment for Indian sports. Best wishes to Neeraj for his upcoming endeavours.”

The only other Indian medalist, Anju Bobby George, who brought honour to the country with her bronze medal at the World Championships in 2003, tweeted, “Congratulations @Neeraj chopra1 for that amazing moment.. N, thank you for your patience while we waited for you to join the group. We would like to express our gratitude to @afiindia, @Media SAI, and @ianuragthakur for all of their assistance.

Kiren Rijiju, the minister of law and justice, shared a post that read “Neeraj Chopra has created history again by winning a silver medal at World Athletics Championship in Oregon. He becomes the 1st man and the 2nd Indian to win medal at the World Championships after long-jumper Anju Bobby George’s bronze in 2003. Congratulations @Neeraj_chopra1″

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