“Unparalleled Symbol of Excellence”, Prez Mormo, Prime Minister Modi congratulates Neeraj Chopra
“Unparalleled Symbol of Excellence”, Prez Mormo, Prime Minister Modi congratulates Neeraj Chopra. Image source: IANS News
New Delhi, August 28: President Draupadi Mormo and Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday congratulated Neeraj Chopra on winning a gold medal at the World Athletics Championships and said he epitomized excellence.
In a series of tweets, the president said, “Neeraj Chopra adds another golden page to Indian sports history when he became the first ever Indian to win a gold medal at the IAAF World Championships. His superlative performance in the Javelin Throw Finals in Budapest will inspire millions of our youth.” “
She said, “India is proud of Neeraj Chopra. I extend my warmest congratulations to him. May his legend grow with more such heroics. It is a matter of great national pride that three Indians, Neeraj Chopra, D.P. Manu and Kishore Jeena, come together.” “They competed in the final round of the 2023 IAAF World Javelin Throw Championships and finished in the top six. I congratulate each and every one of them. They have taken Indian athletics to unprecedented heights. I wish them many more laurels in the future.”
Prime Minister Narendra Modi said in a tweet, “The talented Neeraj Chopra epitomizes excellence. His dedication, precision and passion make him not only a champion in athletics but a symbol of unparalleled excellence in the entire world of sports. Congratulations to him on winning the award.” Gold at the World Athletics Championships.
The remarks came after India’s Olympic champion Chopra won his country’s historic first gold medal at the World Championships in Athletics on Sunday.
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.
Pakistan’s Arshad Nadeem won the silver medal, which is his country’s first medal in the world championships, with a distance of 87.82, while Czech Jakob Vadlik retained the bronze medal he won in Oregon last year, with a distance of 86.67.
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