Olympic gold medalist Neeraj Chopra has taken a break after returning to India from Tokyo Olympic till the end of the year 2021.
Neeraj Chopra who recently won the gold medal in Javelin Throw for India in Tokyo Olympic has taken a break from his packed schedule. On 26 August Neeraj made an announcement on Instagram with his picture from the Olympics.
The reason behind this step is his busy schedule and bout of illness, because of this he is not able to resume his training and that’s why he has decided to take a break until the end of the year. He and his team have decided to recharge and come back stronger in 2022 where he will be ready to tackle the challenges of the World Championship, Asian Games, and Commonwealth Games.
In his post, he appreciated the support and love of his fans that he is getting after making India proud in Olympics by winning the gold medal. He has promised to come back stronger and asked people to keep supporting him.
In his Instagram post he said, “Firstly, I want to thank everyone for the love and affection I have received since I came back from Tokyo. I have honestly been overwhelmed by the support from across the country and beyond, and am short of words to express my gratitude to you all.”
“The packed schedule of travel and a bout of illness has meant I have not been able to resume training since Tokyo and therefore, along with my team, have decided to cut short by 2021 competition season to be able to take some time off, recharge and come back stronger for a packed 2022 calendar which includes the World Championships, Asian Games and Commonwealth Games” he added.
He further said that “I have been encouraged by all the support to Indian athletics over these past few weeks and would urge you all to keep supporting India and Indian athletics in the months and years to come. Jai Hind.”