Twitter goes berserk celebrating Neeraj Chopra’s historic Olympic gold medal
The micro blogging site went into a frenzy following the youngster’s achievement.
Javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra etched his name in the history of Indian sports as he clinched the elusive gold medal at the Tokyo Olympics in athletics. The youngster was very promising in the qualification rounds and only got better as the finals came in. He became the first Indian track and field athlete to win a medal for India at the Olympics.
It was his second attempt of 87.57m which wrote history in Indian sports on August 7. He was closely followed by two athletes from the Czech Republic, Jakub Vadlejch (silver) and Vítězslav Veselý (bronze).
The exceptional moment of Neeraj Chopra was acknowledged by several top Indian personalities. Starting from Abhinav Bindra and Sachin Tendulkar to Prime Minister Narendra Modi to Bollywood actor Akshay Kumar – all took to Twitter to celebrate the win.
It was a momentous occasion for the Indians as they got an opportunity to come together and celebrate an Olympic gold medal, which happened for the first time in athletics. Let’s take a look on how the Indian Twitterati racted after Neeraj Chopra scripted history.
The Prime Minister and President of India congratulated Neeraj Chopra as the athlete became the second-ever Indian to clinch an Olympic gold medal.
Legendary Indian Olympians also took to Twitter to congratulate Neeraj Chopra, who became only the second-ever Indian after Abhinav Bindra to clinch an individual Olympic gold medal.
Managing Director of JSW Cement as well as Bengaluru FC owner Parth Jindal also expressed his feelings on Twitter. The JSW Group was also sponsors to the Indian contingent at the Tokyo Olympics.
The current and former Sports Ministers also had something to say to Neeraj…
The Indian cricket community also expressed their joy on Twitter….
Celebrities from Bollywood were also not far behind…..
Neeraj hails from Haryana and the Chief Minister of the state, Manohar Lal Khattar was also joyful regarding the athlete’s success.
Chairman of Mahindra Group, Ananda Mahindra also expressed his feelings on the social media website.
It has been an overwhelming response from personalities coming from different walks of life and that’s the way it should be. Neeraj Chopra is only the second Indian to win an individual Olympics gold medal and first Indian to win a gold in athletics. The youngster from Panipat will go down as an huge inspiration for the young kids to take up sports.