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Neeraj Chopra Clinches Gold at 2023 World Athletics Championships, Relay Team Takes 5th, Parul Chaudhary Sets New National Record

Javelin Throw Final at the 2023 World Athletics Championships witnessed another historic moment as three Indian athletes secured positions within the top eight. Kishore Jena achieved the fifth spot with a throw of 84.77 meters, while DP Manu claimed the sixth position with a throw of 84.14 meters.

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Neeraj Chopra at World Athletics Championships (Photo Credit: @narendramodi/Twitter)
Neeraj Chopra at World Athletics Championships (Photo Credit: @narendramodi/Twitter)

Neeraj Chopra made history by winning the gold medal in the men's javelin throw at the World Athletics Championships in Budapest, Hungary. He became the first Indian athlete to achieve this milestone, adding to his previous Olympic success. Chopra's exceptional throw of 88.17 meters in the final secured his victory and established him as the inaugural Indian gold medalist in the World Athletics Championships.

Three Indian athletes made a notable achievement by securing top-eight positions in a World Championships event. Kishore Jena reached 84.77 meters and DP Manu threw 84.14 meters, earning fifth and sixth places, respectively. This marked the first time for three Indian participants to achieve such high rankings in the competition.

The men's 4x400m relay team comprising Muhammed Anas Yahiya, Amoj Jacob, Muhammed Ajmal Variyathodi, and Rajesh Ramesh secured fifth place. Parul Chaudhary set a national record of 9 minutes and 15.32 seconds and claimed the 12th position in the women's 3000-meter steeplechase final.

PM Modi Congratulates Neeraj Chopra

With the news of Neeraj's momentous triumph spreading, messages of congratulations came in from various sources. Among the well-wishers was India's Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, who utilized social media to convey his pride and admiration for the athlete's exceptional accomplishment.

PM Modi says the talented  @Neeraj_chopra1 exemplifies excellence. His dedication, precision and passion make him not just a champion in athletics but a symbol of unparalleled excellence in the entire sports world. Congrats to him for winning the Gold at the World Athletics Championships.

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