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Abhishek, Akshay, Deepika and other celebs laud Neeraj Chopra - ‘India’s Olympic champion’

The entire nation stood still as the Indian national anthem was played at the Olympics after 13 years as Neeraj Chopra won gold for India at Tokyo Olympics...

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Star javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra on Saturday turned out to be the second Indian to win a gold medal in the Olympics. Thanks to Chopra, the Indian National Anthem was played at the olympics for the first time in over 13 years.

Shortly after the 23-year-old stunned the athletics world and ended India's 100-year wait for a track and field medal in the Olympics, Bollywood celebrities took to their social media handles and congratulated the star thrower for his win. 

"HISTORY HAS BEEN MADE! Kudos to @Neeraj_chopra1 for the first-ever athletics gold medal at #TokyoOlympics. @WeAreTeamIndia #Cheer4India," said Abhishek Bachchan

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Actor Akshay Kumar tweeted, "It’s a GOLD First place medalHeartiest Congratulations @Neeraj_chopra1 on creating history. You’re responsible for a billion tears of joy! Well done #NeerajChopra! #Tokyo2020."

Taapsee Pannu wrote, "It’s a gold!!!!!!! I am jumping with Joy!!!! This young man Neeraj Chopra has created history !!!!!!!"

Anil Kapoor tweeted, "GOLD GOLD GOLD GOLD!! Congratulations @Neeraj_chopra1 !!! Our very first gold in incredibly proud moment for the whole nation!! History has been made!"

Deepika took to her Instagram handle and congratulated the Indian javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra for winning gold at the ongoing Tokyo Olympics.

Deepika Padukone

The 23-year-old athlete ended India's 100-year-wait for their first-ever medal in athletics and it came in the form of gold.

Chopra was in splendid form en route to the final and the youngster lived upto expectations with a superb first, second and final throw; returning with 87.03m, 87.58m (his best which none in the field could come close to) and 84.24m, respectively.

Abhishek Bachchan Akshay Kumar Deepika Padukone

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