"Everyone knew that Neeraj was going to win. Not now, but also from past performances like Asian Games, Commonwealth Games, to the Tokyo Olympics or U20 title, he made India proud. He is the Golden Boy of Athletics and we are all proud of him. But along with him, two other gentlemen have also done really well. This clearly shows how well India are doing in the field of sports. If you look at the last 6 months' performances, be it Commonwealth Games, hockey or boxing, every game, you see Indians are doing extremely well. The focus has been on sports in the last 9 years, the way infrastructure has been improved, the budgets have been made three times higher by PM Modi. When the Prime Minister himself takes so much improvement in sports, that makes things easier for players to concentrate. Let this effort go on for the future. We are looking at the Asian Games, hoping for highest-ever medal haul," said Anurag Thakur, Minister of Youth Affairs and Sports.