India's Neeraj Chopra, once again, hauled himself into the history books by winning the gold medal in the men's javelin throw event at the World Athletics Championships 2023 in Budapest, Hungary, on Sunday.
After fouling his first attempt, Neeraj Chopra hurled 88.17m to take the top spot and stayed there for the remainder of the final.
With a best throw of 88.17m, Olympic champion Chopra became the first Indian athlete to win a gold medal at the senior world championships and added yet another noteworthy entry to his list of many firsts.
The medal completed a very special set for Neeraj Chopra, who has now won every major title possible in his sport. Besides his Olympic and world championship golds and the Diamond League title, Neeraj Chopra is also an Asian Athletics Championships (2017), Asian Games (2018) and Commonwealth Games (2018) champion.
Neeraj Chopra, who holds the men's javelin national record of 89.94m, also won the silver medal at last year's world championships in Oregon. It was India's first-ever silver medal at the global track and field showpiece and the country's second medal ever after Anju Bobby George won the women's long jump bronze at Paris 2003.
Heading into Budapest 23, Neeraj Chopra was already the first Indian track and field athlete to win a gold medal at the Olympics (Tokyo 2020), the Diamond League title (2022) and the junior world championships (2016).