Neeraj Chopra's record breaking gold medal at World Championships lauded by Indian Twitteratti

Rising athletics star Neeraj Chopra scripted history by smashing the junior world record in javelin throw en route to a gold medal with a stunning effort of 86.48m at the IAAF World Under-20 Championships in Bydgoszcz, Poland.

Chopra, currently studying at DAV College in Chandigarh, in the process became the first ever Indian to hold a world record in athletics (junior and senior). He also broke the existing national senior record of 82.23m in the name of Rajinder Singh while also becoming the first Indian track and field athlete to have won a gold in a World Championships.

Eminent politicians like Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje tweeted out their appreciation for Chopra on this momentous occasion. He was also congratulated by Olympic Gold Quest, IAAF and the Athletics Federation of India.

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Updated Date: Jul 24, 2016 15:08:26 IST

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