Neeraj Chopra “throws a javelin” underwater; party like in Tokyo

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Javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra made the country proud after winning India’s first gold at the Tokyo Olympics. Indian ‘Golden Boy’ Neeraj Chopra, currently in the Maldives on vacation, shared his stunning video on his Twitter account in which he was seen practicing his iconic javelin throw. Chopra shared the video on his Twitter account with the caption saying whether in the sky, on land or underwater he is still thinking of the Javelin.

Neeraj Chopra informed his fans on Wednesday about his plans for the next few days. Chopra had shared a picturesque photo of an island in the Maldives with the caption: “Alarms off, vacation mode on.”

Neeraj Chopra at the Tokyo Olympics

Aspiring for a pre-tournament medal, 23-year-old Neeraj Chopra fueled the country’s expectations by finishing first in the qualifying round with a superb first-round throw of 86.59m. By winning gold at the Tokyo Olympics, Neeraj Chopra handed India’s elusive Olympic medal in athletics and ended a 100-year wait. Not only that, but Chopra also became the only second individual athlete to win gold for India, with Abhinav Bindra winning the first gold medal at the 2008 Beijing edition.

Three track and field athletes were part of India’s five-member team at the 1920 Olympics in Antwerp, Belgium, the other two being wrestlers. Since then, no Indian had won a medal in athletics.

The son of a farmer from the village of Khandra near Panipat in Haryana who started athletics to get rid of fat, therefore, Neeraj Chopra made history by winning the elusive medal, which The late Milkha Singh and PT Usha let it slip in the 1964 and 1984 editions.

(Photo: AP)


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