New Delhi [India], August 28 (ANI): With Neeraj Chopra again within the discipline as soon as once more, the star javelin thrower donated his Tokyo 2020 gold medal-winning javelin to the Olympic Museum in Lausanne, Switzerland on Saturday and stated that he’s hopeful that its presence can function an inspiration for the youthful technology.
The observe and discipline athlete was additionally joined by Olympic previous medallist taking pictures star Abhinav Bindra.
“It was an honour to visit and donate my Tokyo 2020 javelin to the Olympic Museum yesterday. I hope its presence can inspire the younger generation to keep working hard towards their dreams,” tweeted Chopra.
He additional highlighted that Bindra’s presence made the occasion extra particular for him.
“The occasion was even more special because I had Abhinav Bindra sir with me,” he added.
Chopra’s javelin joined Bindra’s triumphant rifle from Beijing 2008 within the Olympic heritage assortment held on the Museum, a wealthy patrimonial assortment that’s geared toward securing the Olympic legacy and provoking future generations.
“I’m grateful for this occasion. It is a privilege to join the hallowed galleries of the Olympic Museum, a space where the most iconic moments from Olympic history are showcased. For any athlete, it is a great honour to be able to inspire others,” stated Chopra in a press release to Indian Olympic affiliation.
The 23-year-old Chopra threw 87.58 m in his second try, successful the gold medal because the reigning Olympic champion, and he’s additionally the Indian nationwide record-holder. Chopra was the primary observe and discipline athlete ever to win a gold medal for India on the Games, the second particular person Indian to take action, after Bindra’s win within the males’s 10-metre air rifle occasion at Beijing 2008. (ANI)