NEW DELHI : At the final on Sunday (August 27), Chopra’s best attempt saw the javelin flew 88.17m to help India bag its maiden and only medal at the 2023 edition of the Championships and an unprecedented gold in the history of the competition. Neeraj Chopra’s mother’s reply to question about his win over Pak athlete. Asked About Son’s Win Over Arshad Nadeem, Neeraj Chopra’s Mother Gives Stunning Reply
Neeraj Chopra made India proud yet again when he bagged the country’s first-ever gold medal at the World Athletics Championships in Budapest. The medal is the latest addition to the list of medals that he has won for the country which includes an Olympic gold which he clinched at the Tokyo Summer games last year. Other than being one of the country’s most decorated athletes, Neeraj is also among the most loved for the way he carries himself.
Neeraj Chopra hasn’t just become one of the most decorated athletes in the country but also one of the most loved. It was Pakistan’s Arshad Nadeem whom Neeraj had to beat in the final in order to claim to top podium spot. Despite there being an India vs. Pakistan rivalry in sports, Neeraj reiterated how fond he is of Arshad and the fact that he won a silver medal, makes him happy. Later, Neeraj’s mother also gave a priceless response to a reporter who asked her how she felt to see Neeraj beating an athlete from Pakistan.
A reporter asked Neeraj’s mother Saroj Devi in a press conference how she felt to see her son beating a Pakistani athlete. She won many hearts with her response, saying it doesn’t matter which place the athlete comes from. “Look, all have come to play in the field. One or the other will definitely win. So there is no question of being from Pakistan or Haryana,”, adding, “It is a matter of happiness. Even if that Pakistani had won, there would’ve been great happiness,” she added.
On a historic Sunday at the World Athletic Championships 2023 in Budapest, Hungary, Olympic gold medalist Neeraj Chopra etched his name in the annals of Indian sports history. He became the first Indian to clinch a gold medal in the men’s javelin throw event. The silver medal was secured by Arshad Nadeem from Pakistan, while Jakub Vadlejch of the Czech Republic bagged the bronze. While the nation celebrated his win, a video of Chopra’s mother filmed after his victory has gone viral.
At the final on Sunday (August 27), Chopra’s best attempt saw the javelin flew 88.17m to help India bag its maiden and only medal at the 2023 edition of the Championships and an unprecedented gold in the history of the competition. Neeraj completed a full circle in his career, winning literally everything there was to be won. Like most international events he has participated in, Neeraj had Arshad by his side, competing with him for the top spot. But, like most of the previous events, it was the Indian who came out on top.
In a chat with the media after the match, Neeraj, in fact, said that he was happy thatboth India and Pakistan are coming up good in javelin throw, an event that has traditionally been dominated by European nations. “I felt good that Arshad threw well. We spoke and discussed how both our countries are growing now. “I felt good that Arshad threw well. We spoke and discussed how both our countries are growing now. Earlier there were European athletes but now we have reached their level,” Chopra had said after the final. Earlier there were European athletes but now we have reached their level,” Chopra had said after the final.
(Bureau Report With Agencies Inputs).