Tokyo Olympics gold medalist Neeraj Chopra returned to training on track and field,
barely two months later ending his season early after his historic performance in the javelin finals at the Summer Games.
Neeraj Chopra created history on August 7 this year when he claimed the position of India’s second individual gold medalist after Abhinav Bindra with a record-breaking javelin throw of 87.58m in the final event.
The 23-year-old was given a grand welcome by India and then announced his decision to conclude the 2021 season early due to a busy schedule and illness.
Chopra made his return to the track earlier this week with the “same hunger and desire as before”.
Neeraj Chopra on his Instagram post,
“Returned to training this week with the same hunger and desire as before.
A #throwback to the beginning of the last Olympic cycle is a good place to start! Thank you to everyone for your messages of support.”
Neeraj Chopra is the first sportsman from independent India to bag a gold medal in athletics. Neeraj has been talk of the town,
ever since the Tokyo Olympics with the javelin star ending his 2021 season early.
Having begun training already for the future events, Neeraj is basking in the euphoria that surrounds him in the country.