The golden boy of Indian sports is back doing what he does best. Neeraj Chopra, the javelin thrower has joined 131 other Indian athletes in the national camp at Patiala. The camp kicked off on 15th October and will go on till 31st December.
Neeraj Chopra created history earlier this year by winning India's first individual Olympic gold medal in athletics. He made the whole of India stand and clap when he threw 87.58m in Tokyo Olympics 2020. Neeraj was only the second Indian after Abhinav Bindra to win an individual Olympic gold medal.
Just like other sporting heroes of India, Neeraj was welcomed back into the country with huge accolades. Many brands, news channels and media houses approached him for media releases and interviews. Even his CRED App advertisement got trending and many appreciated his acting skills as well.
It is hard to stay grounded after receiving so much love, fame, and limelight all of a sudden. And exactly it is where he differed from others. The 23-year-old is fulfilling his dreams and making his parents proud. He thanked the fans for their love and support and asked them to keep supporting the Indian athletes in the days and years to come.
Due to his busy schedule, he wanted to take an off time in 2021. However, with a goal to defend his commonwealth and Asian game golds, Neeraj has come back to training.
Neeraj was the last one to join the national camp at the National Institue of Sports (NIS) in Punjab. The 2020 Olympic Gold medalist will have a busy schedule in 2022 with World Championship in July next year.
Indian ace sprinter Dutee Chand, Hima Das and discus thrower Kamalpreet Kaur are also in the camp training for their next schedule.