First-Ever Indian to win a gold at the world athletics championships
Neeraj Chopra, in a historic moment for Indian athletics, clinched the gold medal in the men’s javelin throw event at the World Athletics Championships 2023 held in Budapest, Hungary. The “golden boy of Indian athletics” etched his name in history by becoming the first-ever Indian athlete to secure a gold medal at this prestigious championship.
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His stellar throw of 88.17m won him this gold medal. Pakistan’s Arshad Nadeem, won the silver medal. Neeraj Chopra has also qualified for the Paris Olympics 2024. Shortly after becoming the new world champion, Neeraj Chopra won a silver medal at the Zurich Diamond League 2023.
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Neeraj Chopra has already won the Olympic Gold in Tokyo, also has a Diamond Trophy, the Asian Games Gold, and a Commonwealth Games Gold.
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