Nita Ambani pays tribute to Niraj Chopra and other Indian athletes
‘Warmest congratulations’: Nita Ambani pays tribute to Niraj Chopra and other Indian athletes. Image source: IANS News
New Delhi, August 28: Niraj Chopra and other Indian athletes have been praised by Reliance President and Founder Nita Ambani for their amazing performance at the World Championships in Budapest.
“Our heartfelt congratulations to Neeraj Chopra for winning India’s first ever gold medal at the IAAF World Championships. It is a momentous day for India as the tricolor soars high on the world athletics stage.
Congratulations also to DP Manu, Parul Chaudhary, Jeswin Aldrin, our men’s relay team and Reliance Foundation athlete Kishore Jeena for their outstanding performance in making India proud on the global stage. We, at Reliance Foundation, are proud to partner with the Indian Sports Federation. powers and play our part in Indian athletes’ journey from grassroots to glory!” Nita M Ambani said in a statement.
Neeraj Chopra won India’s historic first gold medal at the World Championships in Athletics on Sunday, taking gold in the men’s javelin event here.
Chopra, who has been battling an injury for the past few months, clinched the competition in the Hungarian capital with a massive throw of 88.17 in his second round.
The other two Indians in the fight also gave their best but were unable to finish on the podium – Kishore Kumar Jena, who had to overcome visa issues to get to Budapest, finished fifth with a personal best throw of 84.77 while DP Manu finished sixth with a score of 84.14. .
But India had high hopes for Neeraj Chopra, and the 25-year-old from Haryana didn’t disappoint as he hit an impressive knock in his second inning and claimed his first world championship gold.
Meanwhile, India’s Parul Choudhury and the men’s 4 x 400m relay team set new standards in the championships, as they achieved their best performance.
Long-distance runner Parul Choudhury puts in an impressive effort to set a new national record in the women’s 3,000m steeplechase.
Parol clocked 9 minutes, 15.51 seconds on Sunday to finish 11th overall. It improved on the national record of 9:19.76 held by Lalita Babbar of Maharashtra, set at the Rio Olympics in 2016.
With her time of 9:16.51, Parol also qualified for next year’s Olympic Games in Paris.
The Indian men’s 4 x 400-meter relay team, consisting of Muhammad Anas Yahya, Amog Jacob, Muhammad Ajmal and Rajesh Ramesh, made a great effort, falling in less than three minutes again, and ranked fifth in the overall standings at two minutes and 59.92 seconds.
The quad, who competed strongly with the United States in their semi-final heats and finished second in 2:29.05, was unable to better that effort in the final.
But it didn’t matter to them, as the USA team of Quincy Hall, Vernon Norwood, Justin Robinson and Ray Benjamin posted a world class time of 2:57.31 to take the gold. Norwood and Ray Benjamin (Announcer) came in with impressive efforts of 4.01 and 44.02 respectively which took them to the gold medal.
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