Golden boy Neeraj Chopra slept with his gold medal beside his pillow

Neeraj Chopra created history by winning a gold medal in the javelin throw at the Tokyo Olympics. Neeraj is the first Indian athlete to win an Olympic gold medal for India in athletics. Neeraj said that he could not sleep properly due to difference in time zone for the first two days after reaching Tokyo. But after the victory on Saturday, he was overjoyed and slept comfortably with his gold medal beside his pillow.

Neeraj is the second athlete after Abhinav Bindra to win a gold medal for the country in individual events. Golden boy Neeraj Chopra said, “I kept my medal by my pillow. I was very happy with my victory but at the same time I was very tired. So I could sleep soundly on Saturday night.”

Chopra further said, “I had reached Tokyo directly from Sweden. There is a huge time zone difference between the two places. So I used to have a lot of trouble sleeping in the first two days. But now it doesn’t matter, because I am now a medalist. Take.”

Indian national anthem played for the first time in track and field stadium

With Neeraj’s gold medal win in the javelin throw, India’s national anthem resonated at the track and field stadium for the first time. Neeraj said that when he was listening to the national anthem of India on the podium, he felt very good. “It was a very different experience. Our national anthem was being played at the Olympic Stadium. Words can’t describe what I experienced at that time,” he said.

gold medal target

Neeraj Chopra had almost bagged a medal for the country by covering a distance of 87.03 meters in his first attempt in the javelin throw event played on Saturday. Neeraj then performed better in his second attempt with a distance of 87.58 meters, which eventually won him the gold medal. According to Neeraj, his aim during the entire event was to win the gold medal. He said, “After my first two throws, I was pretty sure I was winning a medal, but my target was a gold medal and that’s why I gave my 100 percent in this competition. Before the last throw, I knew I had Have won. Sona and my experience after that was completely different.”


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