Words of praise came in from all quarters as Neeraj Chopra won the gold medal in javelin throw at the Tokyo Olympics.
Expressing joy at the achievement, President Ram Nath Kovind tweeted from his official handle, “Unprecedented win by Neeraj Chopra!Your javelin gold breaks barriers and creates history. You bring home first ever track and field medal to India in your first Olympics. Your feat will inspire our youth. India is elated! Heartiest congratulations!”
Prime Minister Narendra Modi said “history has been scripted”. “History has been scripted at Tokyo! What @Neeraj_chopra1 has achieved today will be remembered forever. The young Neeraj has done exceptionally well. He played with remarkable passion and showed unparalleled grit. Congratulations to him for winning the Gold. #Tokyo2020,” he tweeted.
Vice-President M Venkaiah Naidu said the gold medal won by Neeraj Chopra “ended a long wait” by India. “What an incredible achievement! @Neeraj_chopra1 scripted history & brought glory to India by winning the Gold medal in the Javelin throw at Tokyo Olympics. His outstanding feat has ended a long wait by India for an Olympic medal in track & field events. #Tokyo2020 #NeerajChopra,” his official handle tweeted. “His extraordinary success fills the hearts of fellow-Indians with boundless joy and pride. Wishing him success for future endeavours! #Tokyo2020,” the Vice-president added.