Neeraj Chopra made India proud by winning Gold at Tokyo Olympics 2020. Star javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra won the men’s javelin for India’s first-ever Olympic athletics gold. For the unversed, he is also a soldier in the Indian Army. Mr Chopra is the son of a farmer from Haryana. After making India proud, the state government announced it would honour the athlete with ₹ 6 crores.
Neeraj Chopra is the first athlete representing India to have clinched the yellow metal in the javelin throw at both the Commonwealth Games and the Asian Games. He earned a win at the 2018 Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast, Australia, and the 2018 Asian Games in Indonesia.
The 24-year-old Panipat-born athlete became the first Indian competitor to clinch a junior world title in athletics when he claimed gold in the javelin throw at the 2016 World Junior Championships in Poland.
The 24-year-old scripted history as he managed a winning best of 87.58 metres to go one better than the country’s previous best. Neeraj Chopra’s win is the country’s first gold medal at the Tokyo Olympics.
It is worth mentioning here that it is India’s second individual gold medal in its Olympic history after Abhinav Bindra’s gold in Beijing 2008. While everyone in the country is talking about Neeraj Chopra, we are certain that even movie producers must be thinking of making a biopic. There are possibilities that produced must have been in the race to secure the rights for his biopic.
According to Neeraj, his journey has only begun. “Don’t make a biopic on me yet. I’m still playing (the sport), and would like to continue doing so. I believe there are more stories to be added to my journey, and main chahta hun aur medal leke aaun. Jab tak career chal raha hai tab tak ruk jana chahiye (for the biopic). I want to focus on my game. I’d like it if a biopic is made on me, but after my journey is over and I retire from sports!”
Neeraj Chopra Gives Perfect Reply To Europeans Who Asked If “Indians Return Their Parents’ Money”
Meanwhile, during an interview with The Indian Express, Neeraj Chopra gave an epic reply to Europeans who asked if Indians return their parents’ money.
“They ask if you have to return the money parents spend on raising their children after they start earning. I tell them it’s different here. I think it’s only in our culture that even after growing up we live with our parents as kid,” he added.