Mumbai | Actors Ajay Devgn, Kareena Kapoor Khan, Allu Arjun and Abhishek Bachchan on Monday praised javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra, who scripted history again as he became the first Indian to win a gold medal in the World Athletics Championships.
Chopra, who had become the first Indian Olympic track and field gold medallist in Tokyo Games in 2021, secured the top place with a best throw of 88.17m in the men's javelin final held in Budapest here on Sunday. He won a silver in the 2022 edition of World Championships.
Lauding the track and field athlete, Devgn said in an X post: "Finally got to witness this incredible 88.17m throw. KYA PHEKTA HAI YAAR! Congratulations to the nation's pride #NeerajChopra for being the first Indian to win gold at #WorldAthleticsChampionships." In an Instagram Story post, Kareena said she was proud of "World Champion" Chopra.
Kareena Kapoor Khan took to her Instagram stories and wrote, ‘So proud of you @neerajchopra.” Anushka Sharma also wished him saying, “Congratulation @neerajchopra. This is remarkable such a proud moment for India.” Shahid Kapoor wished, “Congratulations to our world champion.” Abhishek Bachchan wrote, “Once again @neerajchopra fills us with pride as he secures gold in the men’s javelin throw competition at the #WorldAthleticsChampionships.” Ayushmann Khurrana, Farhan Akhtar, SS Rajamouli, Sidharth Malhotra and Anupam Kher also wished Neeraj Chopra.