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'Thank you Neeraj Chopra for giving us joy'

Last updated on: August 08, 2021 11:31 IST

India's Neeraj Chopra celebrates on winning the gold medal in the Men's Javelin Throw Final of the Tokyo Olympics at Olympic Stadium in Tokyo on Saturday

IMAGE: India's Neeraj Chopra celebrates on winning the gold medal in the Men's Javelin Throw Final of the Tokyo Olympics at Olympic Stadium in Tokyo on Saturday. Photograph: Christian Petersen/Getty Images

Congratulatory messages poured in for Javelin Thrower Neeraj Chopra who won a gold at the Tokyo Olympics, and the first ever for India in athletics.

President Ram Nath Kovind described Chopra’s gold-medal feat an "unprecedented" achievement which will prove to be an inspiration for the youth of this country.

‘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!, Kovind tweeted.

PM Modi immediately took to Twitter to congratulate the athlete.

He wrote, "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. #Tokyo2020."

- Congratulate Neeraj Chopra


Minister Anurag Thakur tweeted: ‘NEERAJ CHOPRA India's 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. #Tokyo2020 @Neeraj_chopra1.’

The Union Minister of Law and Justice Kiren Rijiju tweeted: ‘History has been made, Milkha Singh Ji's wish is fulfilled as India wins first-ever Olympic medal in Athletics! A golden moment 4 India as Neeraj Chopra won Olympic Gold medal for India at #Tokyo2020 Congratulations @Neeraj_chopra1 on this historic achievement.’

Saikhom Mirabai Chanu tweeted: ‘Congratulations @Neeraj_chopra1 on winning first ever gold medal in Athletics for our country. Really a proud moment for our nation.’

Gagan Narang tweeted: ‘GOLD This is the tweet. This is the emotion. Thank you Neeraj Chopra for giving us this joy. You have inspired us, you have given us hopes. You are our hero.’

Sharath Kamal tweeted: @sharathkamal1What a fantastic performance! Great way to close #Tokyo2020 ending with our highest medal tally. Take a bow, @Neeraj_chopra1. Top performance from a top athlete!’

Ravi Shastri tweeted:'Many congratulations @Neeraj_chopra1 on a stunning performance. You have made every Indian proud Flag of IndiaFirst place medal#NeerajChopra #Cheer4India'

Karun Nair tweeted: @karun126 Sweat, grit and determination! Congratulations to #NeerajChopra for winning First place medal and #BajrangPunia for winning Third place medal You have made Flag of India proud today! Take a bow Man bowing deeply #cheer4India #Olympics.

Sachin Tendulkar tweeted: ‘India shines brighter today because of you, Neeraj. Your javelin carried the tricolour all the way and made it flutter with the pride of every Indian. What a moment for Indian sport! ‘

Suresh Raina tweeted: ‘Heartiest congratulations to you @Neeraj_chopra1 for bringing the first GOLD home. Proud of your tremendous performance! #Cheer4India #JavelinThrow #Olympics #Tokyo2020.’              

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