“I really feel actually good, at the moment was difficult for all athletes however I’m nonetheless glad with my outcome,” Chopra mentioned.
Indian Olympic gold medalist Neeraj Chopra took to social media on Saturday (6) to specific his happiness on beginning off his new season with a win at Doha Diamond League 2023.
“Comfortable to start my 2023 season with a throw of 88.67m at @dldoha. Thanks in your wonderful assist!,” tweeted Chopra. He additionally thanked the followers for his or her assist.
With a number of Indian followers in attendance, Chopra set the tone for the competitors along with his very first try although he confirmed disappointment along with his throw, a world-leading 88.67 metres.
“I really feel actually good, at the moment was difficult for all athletes however I’m nonetheless glad with my outcome,” Chopra mentioned after the occasion.
“It was a very good begin and it’s an awesome ambiance. Lots of people got here to assist me they usually’re actually pleased… Generally it’s actually arduous as a result of we now have a giant nation and folks have hopes for me.”
The Czech Republic’s Jakub Vadlejch, who received silver in Tokyo, completed second once more — 4 centimetres shy of Chopra’s mark.
The pair have been the one two athletes to breach the 88 metres-mark with Grenada’s Anderson Peters third (85.88).
Prime minister Narendra Modi heaped reward on Chopra after his win in Doha.
“First occasion of the 12 months and first place! With the World lead throw of 88.67m, @Neeraj_chopra1 shines on the Doha Diamond League. Congratulations to him! Greatest needs for the endeavours forward,” tweeted Modi.
Indian sports activities Anurag Thakur additionally lauded Chopra. He tweeted, “Neeraj Chopra wins! With a thunderous throw of 88.67m, he dominated the Doha Diamond League and introduced glory house. A real champion who has made the nation proud once more. Congratulations Neeraj on this stupendous win!”