Bhubaneswar: Golden boy Neeraj Chopra has received India’s first-ever observe and discipline medal on the Olympics with a gold in Males’s Javelin. The entire nation is happy for him right this moment. There’s a wave of happiness in everybody’s thoughts as it’s a matter of nice delight for India.
The star athlete from Panipat district in Haryana created historical past after he clinched the gold in javelin throw with an try of 87.58 metres, turning into solely the second Indian after Abhinav Bindra to win a person gold medal on the Olympics.
Folks from all walks of life, together with former and present sportspersons and politicians, congratulated Neeraj Chopra for getting the gold medal for India after 100 years.
However have you learnt how this golden boy entered the world of athletes? Neeraj was born on December 24, 1997 to a peasant household in Khandra village close to Panipat in Haryana. Impressed by his father, Satish Kumar, and mom, Saroj Devi, he grew to become considering sports activities.
As a toddler, Neeraj Chopra had a weak point for sports activities. He confirmed curiosity within the javelin throw after seeing 4 younger males from the village working towards the javelin throw within the discipline. He went on to win a gold medal on the 2014 World U-20 Championships. Thereafter, he obtained an appointment from the Indian Navy. He was popularly often called Naib Subedar Neeraj Chopra.
Odisha turned fortunate for Neeraj Chopra:
Odisha turned fortunate for Neeraj Chopra to win the gold medal in Olympics. Neeraj received the gold on the Kalinga Stadium in Odisha’s Bhubaneswar by taking part within the Asian Championships in 2017. Since then, his success journey has continued.
He received gold medals on the Commonwealth Video games and Asian Video games in 2018, following which he was conferred with the Arjuna Award.
The golden boy of India continues to win gold in each occasion for his relentless efforts. Not solely that, Neeraj got here to Odisha in February this yr and practiced for the Olympics at Kalinga Stadium and KIIT College. By then, he had praised the world class infrastructure, amenities on the stadium advanced and help prolonged by the Odisha authorities and its hospitality. “Had a good time coaching on the Kalinga Stadium right here in Bhubaneswar. Now wanting ahead to getting some competitors expertise beneath the belt,” he had tweeted on February 13 this yr. With #tokyoolympics and #Roadtotokyo.
Had a good time coaching on the Kalinga Stadium right here in Bhubaneswar. Now wanting ahead to getting some competitors expertise beneath the belt. #tokyoolympics #Roadtotokyo @jswsports pic.twitter.com/1aG6qJHH5B
— Neeraj Chopra (@Neeraj_chopra1) February 13, 2021
In the meantime, the Sports activities Division of Odisha authorities additionally stated that it’s proud to have hosted the preparatory camp for the Olympics at Kalinga Stadium, for Neeraj and his fellow javelin mates.
— Odisha Sports activities (@sports_odisha) August 7, 2021