There is this one meme that consistently pops up on social media whenever Olympic Gold medalist Neeraj Chopra competes in a tournament. It says something like, “Daily routine of Neeraj Chopra: Neend se utho, desh ka naam roshan karo, aur phir so jao.”
And this is a very accurate description of his routine because the ace javelin thrower seldom comes back home disappointed in his performance. His latest achievement at the World Athletics Championships bears witness to this idea.
According to TOI, Neeraj Chopra has done it again. He became the first Indian to win gold in Javelin Throw at the National Athletics Centre in Budapest, Hungary, after launching the javelin to 88.17m at the World Athletics Championships.
The way he proudly puts his arms up in the air after his legendary throw hints at how he must have known that the particular throw would be his winning moment.
#NeerajChopra makes us #Proud again!!#IndianArmy congratulates Subedar Neeraj Chopra on bagging #GoldMedal🥇 in Men's #Javelin at World Athletics Championship 2023 in Budapest with a throw of 88.17 meters.@Neeraj_chopra1 pic.twitter.com/mV76vQetWy
— ADG PI – INDIAN ARMY (@adgpi) August 27, 2023
At only 25 years old, Neeraj has gold medals for the 2021 Olympics, 2018 Asian Games, 2018 Commonwealth Games, and the U-20 World Championships.
Of course, congratulations were in order for his remarkable feat. Messages started to pour in for the champ on social media and people lauded his recent achievement. Here’s a look at some of the responses:
Fenkon toh aise fenko ki chaar log bole Kya fekta hai yaar.
— Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) August 28, 2023
— Gautam Gambhir (@GautamGambhir) August 27, 2023
— Mohammed Zubair (@zoo_bear) August 27, 2023
— Ravi Shastri (@RaviShastriOfc) August 28, 2023
— KayKay Menon🇮🇳 (@kaykaymenon02) August 27, 2023
When #NeerajChopra won the 2020 Tokyo Olympics Gold , he came back with a lot of limelight, everyone was only chanting his name, he could have easily drifted in that fame, he could have been enticed by all the money but instead he chose to limit his public appearances and focus… pic.twitter.com/9iep6576mK
— Roshan Rai (@RoshanKrRaii) August 27, 2023
Congratulations to the New World Champion @Neeraj_chopra1 Entire nation is proud of you for scripting history by winning first ever gold for Indian athletics in the World Championship.#NeerajChopra pic.twitter.com/UeCanzXgKe
— Rani Rampal (@imranirampal) August 27, 2023
Olympic champion #NeerajChopra becomes the 1st Indian to win a Gold Medal 🥇 in javelin throw at #WorldAthleticsChampionships with a huge throw of 88.17 Mtrs.
Congrats @Neeraj_chopra1 🇮🇳💪
Keep the flag high 🙌❤️🐅
Jai Hind 🇮🇳 pic.twitter.com/MKxpRPxFsW
— Major Surendra Poonia (@MajorPoonia) August 27, 2023
I congratulate #NeerajChopra on clinching India's inaugural gold medal at the World Athletics Championship. His remarkable achievement serves as an inspiration to aspiring athletes and shines as a beacon of India's sporting excellence.#neerajchopragold pic.twitter.com/iQ7dsPQChE
— Naga Babu Konidela (@NagaBabuOffl) August 28, 2023
He is indeed one of India’s finest athletes! Kudos to him!