For winning gold in Tokyo Olympics, Salman Khan congratulates Neeraj Chopra: ‘This is amazinggg.’
Neeraj created history as he became the first from the country to win gold in track and field in the Olympics.
On Saturday, megastar Bhaijaan congratulated javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra for seizing a gold medal at the ongoing Tokyo Olympics.
The javelin thrower created history as he became the first from the country to win gold in track and field in the Olympics. The 23-year-old from Khandra village near Panipat in Haryana assembled a second-round throw of 87.58m in the finals to stun the athletics world and end India’s 100-year wait for a track and field medal in Olympics.
Praising the success, Salman Khan took to his Twitter handle and posted a picture of the golden boy, writing, “Well done Neeraj, this is amazinggg. Congrats god bless n keep the hard work n dedication going @Neeraj_chopra1 #TeamIndia #Tokyo2020.”
— Salman Khan (@BeingSalmanKhan) August 7, 2021
Earlier actors in the film industry including Deepika Padukone, Akshay Kumar, Varun Dhawan among several others laud the historic win of Neeraj.
Neeraj began his quest for a medal with a massive throw of 87.03 meters and was leading the pack after the end of the first attempt. He bettered it with the second throw of 87.58m. While he wasn’t able to improve any further, it was enough to get him the coveted medal. He is now the second Indian after Abhinav Bindra to win a gold medal in individual events.