“It feels unbelievable,” were the words of the star of the nation Neeraj Chopra who has created history and made everyone proud. The throw was even better than the qualification round and he maintained his confidence after clearing the first stage with a historic throw of 86.65m and setting another milestone of 87.58m in the Finals when needed the most.
“This is our first Olympic medal for a very long time, and in athletics, it is the first time we have gold, so it’s a proud moment for me and my country,” said Neeraj with head held high and with happiness all over his face to PTI.
When asked about his competition with World No.1 J. Vetter of Germany he replied “In the qualification round I threw very well so I knew I could do better in the final (But) I didn’t know it would be gold but I am very happy,” as quoted by PTI.
This was India’s second Individual Gold after Abhinav Bindra’s in the 2008 Summer Olympics & the first-ever Indian medal in Athletics and that too Gold is not less than a dream come true. His Social Media was boomed with the wishes of celebrities and his fan following increased like anything after just a few hours of his victory. Prime Minister Modi also congratulated him on his Instagram Handle.
Milkha Singh ji, aapki last wish poori ho gayi hai!!! 😃
“Ye medal mein Milkha Singh Ji ko dedicate karta hu”- Neeraj Chopra
The Flying Sikh would be extremely happy and staisfied today… Thank You Neeraj Chopra, this moment will be cherished forever!!! 💙🇮🇳 pic.twitter.com/99S74o1Jm3
— Fit India Movement (@FitIndiaOff) August 7, 2021