Anju Bobby George leads sporting fraternity in lauding Neeraj Chopra for his historic silver

Legendary Anju Bobby George on Saturday led the whole Indian sporting fraternity in congratulating and lauding Tokyo Olympics javelin throw champion Neeraj Chopra for his historic silver medal at the 2022 World Athletics Championships in Oregon, USA.

With his best throw of 88.13m, Neeraj won silver and ended India’s 19-year-long wait for a medal at the World Athletics Championships. 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.

The 45-year old Anju welcomed Neeraj to the group and called it a magic moment.

“Congratulations @Neeraj_chopra1 for that magic moment..N welcome to the group..it was a long wait.Thanks to @afiindia @Media_SAI @ianuragthakur for all the support,” she said in a tweet.

Olympic gold medallist Abhinav Bindra also congratulated Chopra for his historic win.

“Many congratulations @Neeraj_chopra1 for your silver at the worlds! You make us proud. Well done and the best for the rest of the season,” tweeted Bindra.

Former Indian cricketer Virender Sehwag wished Neeraj in a unique way.

“Years from now there is going to be a generation of youngsters for whom ‘Kya Fenkta Hai’ is going to be a massive compliment, thanks to this champion #NeerajChopra. Once again making India proud with a Silver at the World Athletics Championship,” tweeted Sehwag.

“Unstoppable in every sense of the word well done @Neeraj_chopra1! Keep scripting history with the javelin in your hand!” tweeted Yuvraj Singh.

Indian’s men’s hockey team goalkeeper PR Sreejesh called the ace Indian javelin thrower a motivation.

“Congratulations brother @Neeraj_chopra1 You are a motivation for billions of people,” he said in a tweet.

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