Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik congratulated Neeraj Chopra on Saturday after the javeline thrower scripted historical past by changing into the primary Indian to win gold medal in observe and subject class at Olympic Video games.
Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik wrote, “Congratulations Neeraj Chopra on historic first-ever observe and subject Gold medal for India in #Javelin throw at #Tokyo2020. The nation is so pleased with you. With this, you took India to its highest ever medal tally on the Olympics. You’ll encourage generations.”
A golden throw!
Congratulations #NeerajChopra on historic first-ever observe & subject #Gold medal for India in #Javelin throw at #Tokyo2020. The nation is so pleased with you. With this, you took India to its highest ever medal tally on the #Olympics. You’ll encourage generations. pic.twitter.com/fQ5TAeI7Bg
— Naveen Patnaik (@Naveen_Odisha) August 7, 2021
Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan additionally congratulated Neeraj Chopra on his win.
A primary-ever in a observe & subject occasion for India within the historical past of #Olympics , 23-year-old Neeraj’s golden debut on the ‘video games of hope’ has made each Indian proud. I be a part of the nation in congratulating him. #Cheer4India pic.twitter.com/HPc9NamOAt
— Dharmendra Pradhan (@dpradhanbjp) August 7, 2021
Neeraj Chopra clinched first position within the remaining of the boys’s javelin throw occasion on the 2020 Summer time Olympics in Tokyo.
Following the win, Odisha recalled the Olympic medalist’s particular reference to the state. Notably, Neeraj Chopra educated in Odisha forward of his Olympic quest.
Odisha had hosted the preparatory camp for Olympics earlier this 12 months, the place Neeraj Chopra, alongside along with his fellow javelin throwers, educated on the Kalinga stadium for over two months.
(Photograph: Mohammad Suffian)
Throughout their camp and their departure, the athletes had heaped praises on the world-class infrastructure and amenities on the stadium advanced, and thanked the Odisha authorities for its hospitality and help.
Other than this, in 2017, Neeraj Chopra had bagged his gold on the Asian Athletics Championships held on the Kalinga Stadium.