Panipat (Haryana) [India], July 24 (ANI): After Neeraj Chopra scripted historical past by clinching the silver medal within the males’s javelin throw last on the prestigious World Athletics Championships in Eugene, his mom said she was sure that he would convey a medal dwelling.
Neeraj recorded a distance of 88.13m in his fourth try within the males’s javelin throw last and secured the second place.
A wave of celebration was seen in Neeraj’s village in Panipat, the place his relations together with different villagers, could possibly be seen dancing and celebrating their son’s achievement.
“We’re very completely satisfied that his onerous work has paid off. We had been sure that he would win a medal at this occasion,” Saroj Devi, Neeraj Chopra’s mom advised ANI.
“This sense cannot be defined. Though he misplaced by some seconds however we’re actually completely satisfied. We had been equally completely satisfied when he introduced dwelling the gold medal from the Tokyo Olympics,” she added.
In the meantime, Neeraj’s aunt said, “It is a very proud second for our village and for the complete nation. Neeraj isn’t solely our son however the complete nation’s son now. He’ll proceed to make the nation proud in future as nicely.”The Olympic medallist began the proceedings with a foul throw, which was adopted by 82.39m and 86.37m. It was lastly within the fourth try when he recorded the space of 88.13m, which put him in rivalry for the silver medal.
The final two makes an attempt by Neeraj went foul throws, and thus, he ended up within the second place. The primary place was held by defending champion Anderson Peters of Grenada, who recorded a distance of 90.54m.
Neeraj additionally turned India’s first ever monitor and area athlete to take the silver medal within the World Championships, and second to bag a podium end after the legendary lengthy jumper Anju Bobby George had completed third within the Paris Worlds in 2003.
However, World Championships debutant Rohit Yadav completed on the tenth place after making makes an attempt of 78.72m, 78.05m and 77.95m. (ANI)