Neeraj Chopra becomes First Indian to win a Gold Medal in Athletics at the Tokyo Olympics 2020, Bollywood celebs hails his mammoth achievement

Neeraj Chopra has made each and every Indian proud today. The athlete won India’s first gold medal in the ongoing Tokyo Olympics 2020. He becomes the first Indian to win a medal in Athletics at the Olympics, clinching the gold in Javelin with a jumbo throw of 87.58 meters. With Neeraj’s win, India bagged its seventh medal at the Tokyo Olympics. Neeraj became only the second Indian after Abhinav Bindra to bag a gold medal at the Olympics in individual event.

Neeraj’s feat sent wave of jubilation throughout the country as citizens savoured the mammoth achievement by looking at the Indian National Anthem and the Indian National Flag being unfurled at the podium. Prime Minister Narendra Modi also congratulated Neeraj on his achievement. 

RECOMMENDED READ: Chak De! India 2: ‘You inspired everyone, that itself is victory,’ says Shah Rukh Khan to Indian Women’s Hockey team, gets best suggestion from coach 

Several Bollywood celebs such as Akshay Kumar, Salman Khan, Abhishek Bachchan, Raveena Tandon, Taapsee Pannu, Riteish Deshmukh, Ajay Devgn, Swara Bhasker, Neha Dhupia, Mandira Bedi,Madhur Bhandarkar, Rahul Bose, Minissha Lamba,Hema Malini, Jackky Bhagnani and others took to social media to wish Neeraj on his stupendous achievement. Check out their posts below:

Deepika Padukone, Akshay Kumar and others congratulate Neeraj Chopra for winning India's first-ever athletics gold in Tokyo Olympics

(Source: Twitter/Instagram)