Speaking to India Today in Tokyo on Sunday. Neeraj Chopra said he was not able to urge much rest. After the historic minute on Saturday. However, Neeraj had the Gold medal even at sleep through the night. Neeraj said he got goosebumps. When India’s national anthem was played at the award ceremony.
India’s first-ever Olympic gold medalist in track and field. Neeraj Chopra said, he felt that a huge weight was off his mind. After he finished on the top step of the podium. At the Tokyo Olympics on Saturday. Talking exclusively to India Today from Tokyo on Sunday. Javelin winner said the travel to Tokyo. It is flashed in his mind as he was standing for the Indian national anthem. At the Olympic Stadium in the Japanese capital.
Neeraj Chopra became only the 2nd person gold medalist. In India’s Olympic history when he won the Men’s Javelin event. At the Tokyo Games on Saturday. The Asian Games winner blew absent the rest of the field. Also, counting a few established throwers like Germany Johannes Vetter. To win the Gold medal with a best toss of 87.58m.
He had missed a billet to Rio Games and his course to Tokyo Games. It was not direct as the youth had picked up harm. In a final year only to return to competition this year. There were questions over-preparing. During the pandemic but Neeraj overcame all chances to script history on Saturday.
“Yesterday it was all about the event in the evening so preparing for it mentally. There was a long wait and all I was thinking was I have to do well. Now I have won gold and it feels like a huge weight off my mind.,” Neeraj told India’s Today.
“At the time there wasn’t much on my mind. It was fair thinking that I have worked so hard for this moment. I am going for the toss, and the entire focus is only on that.”