Gold medal-winning javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra was the undisputed star because the Indian monitor and area crew returned from the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games to a heat reception. The total athletics crew, apart from silver medallist discus thrower Seema Punia, landed on the Indira Gandhi Worldwide Airport in New Delhi late Tuesday night time to an exuberant reception from followers and the neighboring state of Haryana. Punia had arrived two days in the past. Over 100 individuals gathered on the arrival terminal of the IGI airport to obtain the athletes. Officers of the Athletics Federation of India, Sports activities Ministry and Sports activities Authority of India and senior Military officers had been additionally current.
Family members and folks from Neeraj‘s village in Haryana got here to obtain him. Officers of India Military, the place Neeraj is a junior commissioned officer, had been additionally there to welcome him.
Neeraj had scripted historical past by turning into the primary Indian javelin thrower to say a gold with a throw of 86.47m, only one centimeter in need of his private better of 86.48m, which can also be the prevailing junior phrase in addition to nationwide file.
Punia and Navjeet Kaur Dhillon had received a silver and bronze respectively in ladies’s discus throw. The monitor and area athletes bagged three medals, the ultimate depend being the identical as within the 2014 Glasgow version.
“A lot of people came to receive us at the airport. It was a great feeling to see so many people coming to receive me and my teammates. My uncle was there and also officials from the federation, SAI, and ministry as well as from my army unit,” Neeraj mentioned.
“It is heartening and motivating to know that you have the support of people.”