The day was August 7, 2021. The clock was ticking. Neeraj Chopra, the gold medalists for India at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, was announced on the TV screen.
On the official website of the Olympics, Neeraj’s coach said that at the age when Neeraj came to him for training, boys of this age could usually throw 20 meters in juggling . But Neeraj threw 25 meters in the first three. The coach then realizes that this boy has the power inside. And then the training started. The coach’s efforts and the rigorous training make Neeraj proficient in juggling throws. And since then Neeraj has never had to look back. Through this game, he has won one gold after another. Niraj won gold at the 2016 World Junior Championships in Poland.
In the same year, Neeraj won a gold medal in the South Asian Games by throwing a record of 84.23 meters. Millions of Indians gasp as the jaggery flies from the boy’s hand at the Tokyo Stadium.
Khandara, a small village on the waterway of Haryana, came to a standstill at that time. In the first attempt, Jaglin crossed the 87.03 meter path. In his second attempt, Jaglin went 87.57 meters and landed on the green grass. And the creation of a new history with him. India won its first Olympic medal in athletics in 13 years. Neeraj Chopra is standing in the sky with his fists clenched. He made history by winning gold. This is India’s first gold in this Olympics.
Greetings started on social media. A new chapter has been written in the history of Indian athletics courtesy of Neeraj Chopra.
How did Niraj’s path start? Niraj Chopra was born on December 24, 1997 in a village called Khandra in Panipat, Haryana. Niraj Chora’s mother’s name is Saroj Devi and father is Satish Kumar who is a farmer. Niraj has two sisters but Niraj is the eldest. For which Neeraj was the most cherished of the family.
From a young age there was a huge attraction towards food. Fuchka was his favorite food. At just 12 years old, he weighed about 85 kg. As a result of weight gain. Whenever he was out of the house he had to hear various deprivations. Seeing this, the people of the house also got very worried. Then they make a tough decision. According to Surendra Chopra, one of Neeraj’s uncles, there was a stadium 15 km away from their house called Panipath Shivaji Stadium. There was a train named Jitender Jagnam. Neeraj was sent to him.
Neeraj was happy to join Jitender’s fitness club at Shivaji Stadium. Because coach Neeraj used to just run there. As he ran, his eyes would go to the boys who were practicing next to him who were throwing rain. Seeing Neeraj being attracted towards the rain, he asks Neeraj. Whether he wants to throw rain. Neeraj agreed to one word. And for the first time, the coach was shocked to see his rain. Neeraj also won gold at the 2017 Asian Athlete Championships in the 85.23m hurdles. He also won gold at the Commonwealth Games, France Athletics and the Asian Games. He has multiple gold medals in his bag. And this time he snatched gold in the first Olympics of his life. India won its first gold in 2008. After 13 years, the second gold came to India through Miraj.