Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray on Saturday congratulated Olympic gold medalist Neeraj Chopra and called his feat a confidence booster for the sports fraternity.
Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray (File photo)
Mumbai: Chopra on Saturday became only the second Indian to win an individual gold in the Olympics, out-performing the field in the javelin competition with a second round throw of 87.58 metres. "Heartiest congratulations to Neeraj Chopra for clinching gold medal in Tokyo Olympics in javelin throwing competition. His performance is a confidence booster to the sports fraternity," Thackeray said, adding that Chopra had "doubled our joy of participation in the Olympics".