Congratulatory messages poured in for Javelin Thrower Neeraj Chopra who won a gold at the Tokyo Olympics, and the first ever for India in athletics.
PM Modi immediately took to Twitter to congratulate the athlete.
He wrote, “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.”
– Congratulate Neeraj Chopra
Minister Anurag Thakur tweeted: ‘NEERAJ CHOPRA India’s Golden Boy! India’s Olympic History has been scripted! Your superbly soaring throw deserves a Billion Cheers! Your name will be etched in the history books with golden letters. #Tokyo2020 @Neeraj_chopra1.’
The Union Minister of Law and Justice Kiren Rijiju tweeted: ‘History has been made, Milkha Singh Ji’s wish is fulfilled as India wins first-ever Olympic medal in Athletics! A golden moment 4 India as Neeraj Chopra won Olympic Gold medal for India at #Tokyo2020 Congratulations @Neeraj_chopra1 on this historic achievement.’
Saikhom Mirabai Chanu tweeted: ‘Congratulations @Neeraj_chopra1 on winning first ever gold medal in Athletics for our country. Really a proud moment for our nation.’
Gagan Narang tweeted: ‘GOLD This is the tweet. This is the emotion. Thank you Neeraj Chopra for giving us this joy. You have inspired us, you have given us hopes. You are our hero.’
Sharath Kamal tweeted: @sharathkamal1What a fantastic performance! Great way to close #Tokyo2020 ending with our highest medal tally. Take a bow, @Neeraj_chopra1. Top performance from a top athlete!’
Karun Nair tweeted: @karun126 Sweat, grit and determination! Congratulations to #NeerajChopra for winning First place medal and #BajrangPunia for winning Third place medal You have made Flag of India proud today! Take a bow Man bowing deeply #cheer4India #Olympics
- TOKYO OLYMPICS
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