Celebs took to social media and congratulated Neeraj Chopra for winning gold at World Athletics Championships
Last Updated: 08.18 AM, Aug 28, 2023
Yesterday, the ace sportsperson Neeraj Chopra created history and how! The ace sportsman that he is, created history of sorts by bagging the first-ever gold medal for India at the World Athletics Championships. Neeraj Chopra achieved a winning throw of 88.17 meters during his second attempt, which was qualifying enough for the man to have the gold medal reserved for him. Neeraj Chopra competed against the likes of many accomplished athletes from all over the globe in the men's javelin throw final, which was held in Budapest, Hungary.
No sooner did Neeraj Chopra bagged the gold medal in javelin throw, congratulatory messages started flowing in from all quarters. Bollywood was no different. There were many celebs from the showbiz industry who took to social media and congratulated the young star sportsman.
Kay Kay Menon took to social media and posted, “Our Golden Boy does it again!! #NeerajChopra becomes the 1st Indian to win a Gold at the #WorldAthleticsChampionships Heartiest Congratulations!”. This was followed by the prolific film maker SS Rajamouli, who posted, “Our Golden Boy does it again!! Congratulations to #NeerajChopra for becoming the first Indian to win Gold at the #WorldAthleticsChampionships. The whole nation is proud of your iconic victory! Also, congratulations to the Indian men's 4x400m relay team for breaking the Asian record and qualifying for the World Championships final for the first time…Shine bright in the finals too…”. Pan India superstar Prabhas wrote, “Congratulations” on social media.
There was Shahid Kapoor who had posted a photograph of the ‘golden boy’ Neeraj Chopra holding the gleaming gold medal. Shahid Kapoor captioned it stating, "CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR WORLD CHAMPION @neeraj_chopra #Proud." On the other hand, Kareena Kapoor Khan took to social media and shared a video of the award-winning (read ‘gold-winning’) throw of Neeraj Chopra in the from the tournament. The actress wrote, “So proud of you @neeraj_chopra (gold medal and Indian flag emoji) #WorldChampion.”
Nimrat Kaur also congratulated Neeraj Chopra by posting, “@Neeraj_chopra1 golden man with that golden arm! Congratulations and bravo for shining the spotlight on India yet again!! #WorldAthleticsChampionship #neerajchopragold”.