Neeraj Chopra National Record: Anurag Thakur, Gautam Gambhir Jai Bhala Star
Sports Minister Anurag Thakur and former India cricketer Gautam Gambhir on Tuesday (June 15) heaped praise on ‘golden boy’ Neeraj Chopra after setting a new national record. India’s Olympic gold medalist Neeraj Chopra set a new national record and finished with a silver medal with a throw of 89.30m at the Paavo Nurmi Games in Finland. Neeraj bettered his previous national record of 88.07m which he had set in Patiala in March last year.
“Golden Great @neeraj_chopra1 does it again! Neeraj Chopra sets new national record by throwing 89.30m in Pavo Nurmi Games! Absolutely thrilled you got to see his throw,” tweeted Anurag Thakur.
Golden Great @neeraj_chopra1 does it again!
* Neeraj Chopra throws 89.30m at the Pavo Nurmi Games to set a new national record!
You have to see his throw! pic.twitter.com/wwKYLj9KU3 – Anurag Thakur (@ianuragthakur) June 14, 2022
“Golden boy has done it again! New national record. Great going #NeerajChopra,” tweeted Gautam Gambhir.
Golden Boy has done it again! New national record. Great going #neerajchopra – gautam gambhir (@ gautam gambhir) June 14, 2022
Major Surendra Poonia, who received the Vishisht Seva Medal, also praised Neeraj Chopra for his brilliant performance. He shared a video of Neeraj’s performance on the Ku app on Wednesday. “Golden Army Man Neeraj Chopra sets a new national record in javelin throw with a huge throw of 89.30m at the Pavo Nurmi Games! The old record (87.58m) was also his name. He is participating in an event for the first time since the Olympics. Congratulations champion,” Major Surendra Poonia captioned a post on the KOO app.
Coming to the throw, this was Neeraj’s first outing in an international competition since the historic gold medalist throw of 87.58m at the Tokyo Olympics on August 7, 2021. The Olympic gold medalist finished second on the podium in the 89.30m throw. Pavo Nurmi Games.
“Very good competition, and I’m very happy for my personal best and national record. Oliver (Helander) had great technique today. I probably tried too hard, because that was my first competition of the season. I was in four days After that, I will fight next in Kuorten.
The 24-year-old Indian made a statement of intent with an impressive performance of 86.92m with his opening throw. He then recorded 89.30m in his second attempt, bettering his previous personal best and national record of 88.07m, set at the Indian Grand Prix 3 in March last year.
(with agency input)