She received India’s first-ever World Athletics Championships medal in 2003 and Anju Bobby George on Sunday, July 24 mentioned Neeraj Chopra is the best Indian athlete of all time after the javelin star scripted historical past on the world meet in Oregon.

Neeraj Chopra grew to become solely the 2nd Indian after Anju Bobby George to win a medal on the World Athletics Championships. A 12 months after profitable the Tokyo Olympics gold medal, Neeraj received the silver within the males’s javelin on the world meet in Eugene, USA on Sunday.

Neeraj sealed the silver medal on the World Athletics Championships with a finest throw of 88.13m. With the silver, Neeraj accomplished the complete set of world medals at 24. The Indian javelin star is now the Olympic champion, Asian Video games and Commonwealth Video games champion and a medalist on the world championships.

Talking to India At present, Anju Bobby George expressed delight for Neeraj Chopra and paid wealthy tribute to the Haryana athlete.

“Sure, after all, when you examine the competitors stage, in athletics truly, greater than 200 nations are taking part and it’s one of many hardest occasions on the earth. Getting a medal on the earth championships or athletics is de facto one thing nice,” Anju Bobby George advised India At present.

“He has received 2 medals, one every from the Olympics and the World Championships. So undoubtedly, we will say he’s the best Indian athlete of all time,” she added.

“I’m the happiest particular person proper now as a result of from 2003, it was an extended wait. Now Neeraj Chopra has received a medal on the earth championships. You proved you’re a actual champion. Congratulations.”

Neeraj Chopra needed to overcome a gradual begin as he started with a foul. Defending champion Anderson Peters laid down the early marker, placing immense strain on the remainder of the sphere with a 90-plus throw in his first try.

Neeraj Chopra improved to 82.39m but it surely was not sufficient for him to maneuver into the highest 3. Nevertheless, Neeraj held his calm and improved to 86.37m however the medal-winning throw got here in his 4th try when he threw 88.13.

Notably, Neeraj had smashed his private finest on the Stockholm Diamond League earlier this 12 months with a finest throw of 89.94m.

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