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The Chief Minister further said that the sports facilities given by the Haryana Government is one of the reasons for the state excelling in sports.
Neeraj recorded a distance of 88.13m in his fourth attempt in the men's javelin throw final and secured the second position.
A wave of celebration was visible in Neeraj's village in Panipat, where his family members along with other villagers, could be seen dancing and celebrating their son's achievement.
New Delhi [India], July 24 (ANI): External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar on Sunday congratulated Tokyo Olympic gold medallist Neeraj Chopra for winning the silver medal in the men's javelin throw final at World Athletics Championships in Eugene.
Neeraj also became India's first ever track and field athlete to take the silver medal in the World Championships, and second to bag a podium finish after the legendary long jumper Anju Bobby George had finished third in the Paris Worlds in 2003.
The last two attempts by Neeraj went foul throws, and thus, he ended up in the second position.
Neeraj recorded a distance of 88.13m in his fourth-attempt throw and secured the second position.
Annu Rani finished seventh with the best attempt of 61.12 m.
Her compatriot Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce was second, while Great Britain's Dina Asher-Smith had to settle for bronze.
Rohit Yadav registered an 80.42m throw in the qualifying round.
The 25-year-old recorded a best of 16.68m to qualify for the summit clash sealing 12th and the final position.
Placed in Group A at Hayward Field, Neeraj Chopra, the reigning Olympic champion, recorded a throw of 88.39m in his first attempt, breaching the qualifying mark.