“Wasn’t under any kind of pressure,” said Neeraj Chopra after winning Gold in Tokyo Olympics.
In a telephonic conversation with Prime Minister Narendra Modi, after winning the Gold medal in Tokyo Olympics, Neeraj Chopra said that he viewed the Olympics as just another international event.
“I viewed the Tokyo Olympics just as another international event, which released any pressure that I was under,” Chopra said.
Hailing Neeraj Chopra’s performance, PM Modi said: “Panipat ne pani dikha diya (Panipat showed courage). You had to work for an extra year (because of the Tokyo Olympics getting postponed) and there were so many troubles you had to face due to coronavirus. You got injured also and yet you performed so well. All this happens because of hard work.”
Neeraj Chopra scripted history on Saturday after becoming the first Indian to win an individual gold medal in athletics at Olympics.
Neeraj Chopra won the first gold medal for India at Tokyo Olympics 2020 with his second throw of 87.58 m in the finals of javelin event at the Tokyo Olympics.
Chopra became only the second player from India after shooter Abhinav Bindra to win an individual Gold at Olympics.