‘Absolutely brilliant’: Powerlifter Mahant Gaurav Sharma hails Neeraj Chopra

World champion powerlifter Mahant Gaurav Sharma on Sunday congratulated Tokyo Olympics javelin throw champion Neeraj Chopra for winning silver medal at the 2022 World Athletics Championships with historic throw of 88.13m.

Chopra scripted history as he became only the second Indian and first male track and field athlete to win a medal in the World Championships by clinching silver in the javelin throw final in Eugene, US.

“Congratulations Neeraj. Absolutely brilliant, really. The entire nation is feeling proud of him. All the best mate for your upcoming tournaments and I’m sure he will bag gold in every competition,” Mahant Gaurav told IANS.

This was India’s second medal at the World Championships and the first podium finish since Anju Bobby George won a bronze medal in long jump at Paris in 2003.

Mahant Gaurav, who is also a priest at a temple in Chandni Chowk, further conveyed his best wishes to the Indian contingent which will be participating in the 2022 Commonwealth Games, scheduled to kick start from July 28 in Birmingham.

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