From Deepika Padukone to Kapil Sharma: Celebs congratulate Neeraj Chopra for winning first Olympic gold in athletics

Neeraj Chopra won the men`s javelin on Saturday with a best throw of 87.58 metres, claiming a historic first Olympic gold in athletics for India. The Czech Republic`s Jakub Vadlejch won silver with a best attempt of 86.67 metres and Vitezslav Vesely claimed the bronze with 85.44.

Neeraj has received several well-wishes from celebrities. They are congratulating him on his victory on social media.

Take a look at the congratulatory posts-

(Deepika Padukone posted a custom template on her Instagram story to congratulate the winner)

(Ranveer Singh wrote in Hindi ‘Bharat Mata Ki Jai’)

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(Maheep Kapoor congratulated Neeraj on her Instagram story)

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(Raveena Tandon reposted a page’s post and congratulated Neeraj)

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(Kareena Kapoor Khan added a gold medal sticker to her story)

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(Kapil Sharma posted a photo of Neeraj and congratulated him on the win)

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(Armaan Malik took to his Twitter account and congratulated Neeraj)

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(Shraddha Kapoor posted a custom template to congratulate the winner)

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(Priyanka Chopra took to her Instagram story to wish Neeraj)

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(Aliaa Bhatt wrote ‘Truely a GOLDen hour’ on her story)

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(Disha Patani also took to her Instagram stories and congratulated Neeraj Chopra)

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Chopra, the 2018 Commonwealth champion, seized the lead after reaching the 87.03 mark with his first attempt, a distance no other competitor achieved during the final, winning India`s first gold of the Tokyo Games, as his overjoyed teammates and coaches watched from the stands.

(With Inputs from Reuters)

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