Neeraj’s surprise to Narsingh’s shocker: How Twitter took both the news
How Twitter reacted to Neeraj Chopra becoming the first Indian athlete to win javelin throw world championship in Poland and Indian wrestler Narsingh Yadav failing the dope test just 11 days before of Rio Games.olympics Updated: Jul 24, 2016 14:01 IST
First a surprise, then a shock! That’s how Sunday morning was for the Indian sporting world.
On late Saturday, Neeraj Chopra became the first Indian athlete to win javelin throw world championship in Poland, setting a new under-20 world record.
The 18-year-old was lauded by many sporting giants of the country for his gold medal-winning feat, for, it was for the first time an Indian had ascended this high in the sport:
Congrtazz neeraj chopra...dat was a hell of a throw..U made us proud.— tomo Bhuyan@ India (@Tomo_indian) July 24, 2016
Hearty congratulations to Haryana's Neeraj Chopra for winning India's first U-20 gold medal & setting a new javelin throw world record!— Manohar Lal (@mlkhattar) July 24, 2016
Congratulations Neeraj Chopra to become first Indian world champion in athletics. Kudos!! You have made India proud— Vijay Goel (@VijayGoelBJP) July 24, 2016
No one knows him before a day now he becomes a History Golden Boy Neeraj Chopra #Neeraj Chopra— Smit Maheshwari (@MaheshwariSmit) July 24, 2016
But the pride of Indians was short lived when few hours later the National Anti-Doping Agency announced that Indian wrestler Narsingh Yadav had failed the dope test just 11 days before of Rio Games.
The selection of Yadav over the two-time Olympic medallist Sushil Kumar had already made headlines last month and the news on Sunday morning came as a shocker. Many just couldn’t believe it.
If rumors about Narsingh Yadav failing dope test r true then it's an epic fail ! Who is responsible ?— Prakhar Mehta (@prakharrulzz) July 24, 2016
Let's not judge Narsingh Yadav without knowing his dedication towards wrestling. The guy grabbed a medal at the Spanish GP last week too.— Shuvro Ghoshal (@shuvro_addict) July 24, 2016
Narsingh Yadav being tested positive is so heartbreaking. Imagine the hardwork that goes into qualifying for Rio. Just imagine his pain— Sandeep Sharma (@Sunny_Sharma12) July 24, 2016
Some also hoped Sushil Kumar to be allowed to represent and win a medal for India in the Rio Olympics starting August 5.
The mood of Sushil kumar on Indian Olympic association after Narsingh Yadav failed the dope test. pic.twitter.com/hHzdFml3cZ— Nava mohan (@iamnavamohan) July 24, 2016