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Pictures: Day after gifting his Olympic javelin to PM Modi, locals in Panipat jostle to get a glimpse of Neeraj Chopra

Tribune Web Desk

Chandigarh, August 17

Olympic gold medallist Neeraj Chopra was accorded a rousing welcome on his arrival at Panipat, a day after gifting his javelin to Prime Minister Narendra Modi,

People on way jostled to get a glimpse of Neeraj as he waved to the cheering crowd through the roof of a car.

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Indian athletes returned from Tokyo with the country’s best ever haul of seven medals, including javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra’s historic gold in track and field.

Modi had invited them over to the Independence Day ceremony at the Red Fort on Sunday where in his address he had lauded them for their performance. Modi made this appeal at an over two-hour interaction with the players at his residence where he had hosted them for breakfast.

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