Congratulatory messages from cricket fraternity pour in as Neeraj Chopra wins Javelin gold at 2018Asian Games

Chopra's gold is India's only second medal in javelin throw in Asian Games history.

Neeraj Chopra with the tricolor after winning the Javelin gold at Asian Games 2018 | Twitter

Neeraj Chopra on Monday (August 27) became the first Indian javelin thrower to secure a gold medal in 2018 Asian Games. Chopra, who is a farmer's son and belongs from a small village near Panipat in Haryana, broke his own national record by clearing a distance of 88.06m in his third attempt to win the gold.

This was the second track and field gold for India in this year’s Asian Games. On Saturday (August 25), India got their seventh gold medal in 2018 Asian Games by winning the men's shot put event with a record throw of 20.75m in Jakarta.

Meanwhile, Chopra's gold is India's only second medal in the javelin throw in Asian Games history. Prior to this, Gurtej Singh won a bronze in 1982 in Delhi.

Neeraj Chopra’s win had social media buzzing with many cricketers tweeting to congratulate the javelin thrower.

Here are some of the tweets:


By Salman Anjum - 28 Aug, 2018

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