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Athlete Neeraj Chopra Awarded Rs.10 Lakh Prize for IAAF Record

Javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra was given Rs.10 lak award for creating world record on way to the gold in the IAAF world Under -20 athletics Championship at Bydgoszcz, Poland on Saturday. Neeraj Chopra’s 86.48 m effort gave India its first World record and the country’s first ever gold in any World Athletics Championship.

Minister of State for Youth Affairs and Sports Vijay Goel has congratulated Neeraj Chopra for his remarkable feat and said his ministry will give Rs.10 lakhs to Neeraj Chopra.

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