Former India cricketer Virender Sehwag led wishes from the cricketing fraternity for Neeraj Chopra, who continues to make India proud with his heroics at the International level. Chopra has made a fantastic debut at the 2022 World Athletics Championships. He scripted history by winning silver at the World Athletics for India on Sunday in Eugene, Oregon.
Neeraj Chopra finished second behind Grenada’s Anderson Peters to settle for a silver medal. His best throw of 88.13m in the men’s javelin throw finals came in his fourth attempt. He became the first man to win a medal for India at the World Athletics Championships and only the second Indian overall after veteran long jumper Anju Bobby George’s Bronze medal in 2003.
World Athletics Championships: India's Neeraj Chopra secures 2nd position, wins silver medal with his 4th throw of 88.13 meters in the men's Javelin finals pic.twitter.com/TOy1P8gJTz
— ANI (@ANI) July 24, 2022
Neeraj secured a distance of 88.39m in his first attempt to breach the automatic qualification mark of 83.50m to storm into his maiden finals at the ongoing 2022 World Athletics Championships (WAC). He did not start well in the finals as his first throw was declared foul. However, he cleared 82.39m in his second and 86.37m in his third attempt. It was his fourth attempt of 88.13m, which ensured a medal for the Indian athlete.
Let’s take at how the cricketing fraternity reacted to Neeraj’s silver medal at the 2022 WAC:
In his typical style, former India cricketer Virender Sehwag lauded Neeraj Chopra’s achievement. He took to Twitter to praise the Indian athlete and congratulate him. Sehwag wrote,
“Years from now there is going to be a generation of youngsters for whom “Kya Fenkta Hai” is going to be a massive compliment, thanks to this champion #NeerajChopra. Once again making India proud with a Silver at the World Athletics Championship.”
Years from now there is going to be a generation of youngsters for whom “Kya Fenkta Hai” is going to be a massive compliment, thanks to this champion #NeerajChopra .
Once again making India proud with a Silver🥈 at the World Athletics Championship. pic.twitter.com/walAWtyxd3
— Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) July 24, 2022
— Krunal Pandya (@krunalpandya24) July 24, 2022
Our star-boy, @Neeraj_chopra1 has once again shown the world, the power of determination, bypassing all preconceived notions as he dexterously threw his javelin at the World Athletics Championship at Oregon. The Nation is proud of you for bringing home a silver medal. 🥈 pic.twitter.com/epGVa2Zujd
— MANOJ TIWARY (@tiwarymanoj) July 24, 2022
Yes! Golden boy delivers again,congratulations @Neeraj_chopra1 on winning silver at world athletics championships. He is only second indian ever won a medal at world championships after Anju Boby George, after long 17 years.
Proud moment #WAC2022 #NeerajChopra
— Mona Meshram (@MonaMeshram30) July 24, 2022
— Munaf Patel (@munafpa99881129) July 24, 2022
Consistency is perhaps the biggest attribute that separates a great athlete from others. Congratulations @Neeraj_chopra1 for winning the silver medal at the World Athletic Championships! Best wishes for the Commonwealth Games. #NeerajChopra #WCHOregon22 🥈🥇 pic.twitter.com/Ns6H55PJoV
— Priyank Panchal (@PKpanchal9) July 24, 2022
— Anjum Chopra (@chopraanjum) July 24, 2022
— Cricketwallah (@cricketwallah) July 24, 2022
— Vikrant Gupta (@vikrantgupta73) July 24, 2022
Come for Neeraj’s silver, stay for his roar. 🦁💗pic.twitter.com/eQJHWxRBGU
— Rajasthan Royals (@rajasthanroyals) July 24, 2022