Neeraj Chopra says "Want To Be In Elite Club Of 90m+ Throwers"

By H.JanGra June 14, 2022

Tokyo Olympics gold medallist javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra will return to action today for the first time after a span of 10 months since his historic gold medal last year

In an exclusive chat with NDTV, Neeraj Chopra speaks about his target and the process to achieve the same.

Question: Now you are focusing on which aspects of your game, and are you delighted to know that many athletes in India have started to throw more than 80m?

Neeraj Chopra: Absolutely, many athletes in India have started throwing in the 80-plus metres range 

At the international level also, many athletes are showing fabulous performances (Anderson Peters of Grenada and Czech player Jakub Vadlejch have thrown in the range of 90m+ this year).

German throwers are also doing well. As a result, competition in javelin has reached new heights around the world.

Question: What are you planning for yourself this season?

Neeraj Chopra: My team has planned for the World Championships and Commonwealth Games. I am going to take part in more than half a dozen tournaments

But I want to do well, especially in these two prime events. I want to be fit in all of these tournaments. This is the most important thing to me.