India’s golden boy Neeraj Chopra stamped his authority on the World Athletics Championships qualifying rounds, becoming the only athlete from group A to secure an automatic qualification berth into Sunday’s final at Budapest. That’s not it, Chopra registered his season-best throw of 88.77m in his maiden attempt, thereby securing his berth at next year’s Tokyo Olympics.
The 25-year-old added another feather to his cap with his latest effortless throw that saw the entire nation burst into happiness. Fans demanded a ‘gold’ medal from Neeraj who had clinched silver last year at the World Championships.
Chopra, who also has won the Diamond League and the gold medal at the Asian Games will be looking to become the first Indian to win a gold medal at the track and field events of the World Athletics Championships.
Neeraj will be raring for the gold medal in Sunday’s final, and after his stunning throw, fans on social media hailed the athlete as the ‘pride of India’.