Neeraj Chopra said that he will be looking to cross. The 90m stamp after winning gold at the Tokyo Olympics. Neeraj won gold with a toss of 87.58m and has an individual best of 88.06m. In which he managed at the 2018 Asian Games.
Olympic champion Neeraj Chopra said. That he will presently be looking to go past the 90m stamp. Neeraj, whose toss of 87.58m won him the gold medal. In the men’s spear event at the Tokyo Olympics on Saturday. Also, encompasses a personal best of 88.06m. Which he managed at the 2018 Asian Games.
“First of all, there is a barrier of 90m in front of me. I want to cross that. We will see how the training happens and even other things like visas. Because if I don’t train well and just go there to compete, it will be very risky. I’ll see about that but the first priority is to cross that 90m barriers,” Neeraj told India.
Neeraj said that he idolizes the Czech javelin. And great Jan Zelezny and his greatest coach have been his uncle Surender Kumar.
“The biggest role model and mentor is my uncle, Surinder Kumar. He always motivated me, I was nothing when he took me to the stadium first. I didn’t like it at the time, but he took me there saying, ‘You have become so fat’. He introduced me to a trainer. All of this belongs to him, even today he motivates me all the time,” said Neeraj.
“I have seen a lot of videos of Jan Zelezny. When I just started javelin I used to watch his throws all the time,” he also said.
Neeraj’s gold is the first for an athlete. From free India in games at the Olympics. He threw 87.03m and then 87.58m. His first throw would have been sufficient for gold as a silver medallist. Jakub Vadlejch’s best throw was 86.67m.
Opposite to what was the common desire. German World No.1 Johannes Vetter, who has routinely crossed. The 90m mark in the final two a long time. Then battled to reach the 85m check throughout. The finals and couldn’t make it into the top eight.
Neeraj had said after the event that he felt awful for Vetter. It strengthens his belief that the Olympics result. They are totally dependent upon how you are doing on that specific day.