New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modic on Sunday, Olympic champion Neeraj congratulated Chopra on winning the silver medal at the World Javelin Championships in the final, describing the achievement as a special moment for Indian sports.
Chopra made history when he became only the second Indian and first male track and field athlete to medal at the World Championships by taking silver in the javelin final in Eugene, USA.
“A great performance from one of our most distinguished athletes! Congratulations to @Neeraj_chopra1 on winning a historic silver medal at the #WorldChampionships,” Modi tweeted.
“This is a special moment for Indian sport. Best wishes to Neeraj for his upcoming efforts,” the prime minister said.
The 24-year-old Chopra, who had come into the spotlight as a hot medal favorite, produced a best throw of 88.13m to finish second.
Legendary long jumper Anju Bobby George was the first Indian to win a medal – bronze – at the 2003 World Championships in Paris.
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