In a monumental moment for Indian athletics, Neeraj Chopra secured a historic victory by clinching the gold medal in the men’s javelin throw event at the World Athletics Championships held in Budapest, Hungary. The “golden boy of Indian athletics” etched his name in the annals of history, becoming the very first Indian athlete to claim a gold medal at this esteemed championship.
Neeraj’s extraordinary accomplishment unfolded during the early hours of August 28, as he faced off against competitors from across the globe. Demonstrating exceptional skill, he delivered an outstanding throw of 88.17 meters on his second attempt, cementing his dominance throughout the event.
This remarkable performance not only earned Neeraj the coveted gold medal but also established him as a trailblazer for Indian sports on the international platform.
Pakistan’s Arshad Nadeem, another strong contender, closely trailed Neeraj’s triumph by securing the silver medal. Nadeem, known for his prowess on the Commonwealth Games stage, achieved a commendable throw of 87.82 meters.
The third spot on the podium was claimed by Jakub Vadlejch of the Czech Republic, who showcased his skill with a best throw of 86.67 meters.
Neeraj’s father, Satish Kumar, visibly brimming with pride, conveyed his feelings to ANI, stating, “This is an immensely proud moment for our country as we have achieved a gold medal at the World Championship. We will celebrate wholeheartedly when Neeraj returns to India.”