Kolkata, Aug 7: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Saturday congratulated
Javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra for winning the Gold Medal at the Olympics 2020 and said History
has been scripted.
“History has been scripted! Beyond proud of Javelin thrower @Neeraj_chopra1 for winning the
Gold Medal at the #Olympics2020!,” Ms Banerjee posted on her social networking page.
“Today, the entire nation shall rejoice in this glorious victory! Many, many Congratulations to
you!” she added.
Neerj today created history by becoming the second Indian to win an individual gold medal in Olympics after shooter Abhinav Bindra.
Neeraj is the first Indian in over 120 years, and the first athlete from independent India, to win
an Olympic medal in a track-and-field discipline.
Neeraj won the gold medal in the men’s javelin throw event with a throw of 87.58m in his