Chopra made history by becoming the second Indian and the first male track and field athlete to medal at the World Championships by capturing silver in the javelin throw final in Eugene, USA.
“A great achievement from one of our most distinguished athletes! Congratulations to @Neeraj_chopra1 on winning a historic silver medal at the #WorldChampionships,” Modi said in a tweet.
A great accomplishment by one of our most distinguished athletes! Congratulations to @Neeraj_chopra1 for winning a… https://t.co/ydpai8p4vM
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) 1658634414000
“This is a special time for Indian sports. Best wishes to Neeraj for his upcoming endeavors,” the prime minister said.
The 24-year-old Chopra, who had entered the showpiece as a heavy favorite for the medal, shot a best throw of 88.13m to finish second.
Legendary long jumper Anju Bobby George was the first Indian to win a medal – bronze – at the World Championships in the 2003 edition in Paris.