Neeraj Chopra was ecstatic upon being acknowledged and conferred with Major Dhyan Chand Khel Ratna award. He now wants to continue his brilliant form on the field.
"I am feeling very good, it is the biggest sporting honour in the country. Planning has started, the camp started some time back and I have already started my training. I am preparing for World Championships, Asian Games and Commonwealth Games. I will strive to do my best in Paris 2024 Olympics. I was being nominated for Khel Ratna since the 3-4 years, now I have finally gotten this accolade, I am feeling very good," Neeraj Chopra told ANI.
Neeraj Chopra wants to continue his good run:
Neeraj, along with eleven other athletes, were honored with the Major Dhyan Chand Khel Ratna Award.
Ravi Kumar (Wrestling), Lovlina Borgohain (Boxing), Sreejesh P.R (Hockey), Avani Lekhara (Para Shooting), Sumit Antil (Para Athletics), Pramod Bhagat (Para Badminton), Krishna Nagar (Para Badminton), Manish Narwal (Para Shooting), Mithali Raj (Cricket), Sunil Chhetri (Football), and Manpreet Singh (Hockey) were among the awardees.
Tokyo Olympic gold medallist Neeraj Chopra has stated that he is feeling good about being honored. He has always been very vocal about his passion for the sport.
Earlier, Neeraj asserted that wants to continue to clinch several medals not only in the Olympics but in several international events across the globe.This award will be a motivation for the 23-year-old.
Neeraj became the second Indian individual and the first ever track and field gold medal winner at the 2021 Tokyo Olympics. The javelin thrower aced the final on 7th August with a throw of 87.58m in his second attempt.
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