On Saturday, ‘Neeraj Chopra’ clinched a gold medal with a stunning throw of 87.5m in the men’s javelin through the final. With the win, Neeraj Chopra became only the second Indian to win an individual gold in the Olympics, after Abhinav Bindra.
After Neeraj won the first gold medal for India, Indian celebrities took social media to congratulate and celebrate the historic moment.
Neha Dhupia takes the tweeter and said – Neeerraaaaaaajjjjjjj Chopraaaaaaaaaa our Olympic Gold champion ….. what a win !!!!! #NeerajChopra jai Hind
Sudhir Mishra said via Twitter “This is an incredible achievement! The greatest by an Indian athlete ever.”
Nivin Pauly posted on Twitter, “A 23-year-old scripts history for India in track and field – our first medal in athletics in 100 years! And a #GoldMedal that too! Congratulations @Neeraj_chopra1 #TeamIndia #TrackandField #Javelin #Cheer4India #Tokyo2020 #Olympics2020”