Ending India’s drought of 121 in the Tokyo Olympics, India’s star javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra put a gold medal in the country’s bag. Neeraj Chopra, who won India a gold medal in athletics for the first time in Olympic history, is celebrating his 24th birthday today. Neeraj is the second Indian player to win individual gold at the Olympics. Abhinav Bindra did this wonder in shooting before him.
Born in Haryana on 24 December 1997, Neeraj won the gold in the final of the Tokyo Olympics with a throw of 87.58 meters. Neeraj Chopra ended their wait for the whole country had been waiting for this medal in athletics for years. Neeraj became an icon on sight. There was a time when the village boys used to make fun of him. Due to his overweight, the village boys used to make fun of him by calling him Sarpanch. Only after this, his father start sending him to the gym.
Neeraj used to throw the javelin for 40 meters without training
When Neeraj was 12 years old, his weight had gone up to 85 kg due to eating sour cream. In such a situation, when he used to come out wearing a kurta, the village boys used to make fun of him by calling him the Sarpanch of the village.
However, being the youngest in the gym, he refused to go there. After this, he stepped on the field, and coach Jaiveer Singh recognized his talent. Neeraj was throwing javelin for 40 meters without training. After this, a new journey for Neeraj started.