'Even If That Pakistani Had Won...': Neeraj Chopra's Mother Gives Classy Reply On Son's Rivalry With Arshad Nadeem (WATCH)

'Even If That Pakistani Had Won...': Neeraj Chopra's Mother Gives Classy Reply On Son's Rivalry With Arshad Nadeem (WATCH)

Neeraj Chopra faced some tough competition once again from Pakistan's Arshad Nadeem throughout the javelin event at the World Athletics Championships.

FPJ Web DeskUpdated: Monday, August 28, 2023, 09:43 PM IST
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India's golden boy Neeraj Chopra made history on Sunday as he became the first athlete from the country to become world champion in javelin.

Chopra added another prestigious gold medal to his already-illustrious cabinet after finishing on top at the World Athletics Championships in Budapest.

The 25-year-old Olympic champion became world champion with his season's best throw of 88.17m in the final round.

But Chopra faced some tough competition once again from Pakistan's Arshad Nadeem throughout the competition.

Nadeem in fact, managed a better throw than Neeraj in the qualifying round with a 90m throw but couldn't replicate that performance in the final and settled for a silver medal.

Talking about the competition between Neeraj and Nadeem, the Indian Army man's mother Saroj Devi said win or lose, the family back home in Panipat would have celebrated either way.

"Look, Everyone has come to Play in the field. One or the other will definitely win, So there is No question of Pakistan or Haryana.

"And it is a matter of great happiness. Even if that Pakistani had won, there would've been great happiness," Saroj Devi said after a reporter asked how she feels about Neeraj defeating a Pakistani athlete to win gold.

"The almighty has fulfilled his desires. He has brought laurels to the country by winning the Gold Medal. We will celebrate after he comes back..."

The world championship medal was the only gold missing in Neeraj's career so far. He now holds the title of Olympic champion, world champion and Asian champion after his exploits in the javelin circuit.

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