Gold in Asian Games – Done, Gold in Commonwealth Games – Done, Gold in Olympics – Done, Gold in World Championships – Next target. India’s man of the hour Neeraj Chopra has revealed that winning a Gold medal in the World Championships next year is one of his next targets.
Chopra wants to stay focussed on his game and wants to breach the 90 metres barrier. In fact, it was recently reported that Chopra doesn’t want a biopic to be made on him right now and wants to focus on his game to reach new heights.
“I have already won gold in Asian Games and Commonwealth Games and now an Olympic gold. So, my next target is winning gold in World Championships,” Chopra said during a press conference arranged by the Athletics Federation of India (AFI) to felicitate him.
Chopra highlighted that the competition in the World Championship is sometimes even tougher than the Olympics and he is not going to sit back and relax after winning one of the biggest medals in India’s sporting history.
“The World Championships is big a competition and sometimes tougher than the Olympics. I am not going to be content with this Olympic gold and sit on this laurel. I would like to do even better and win gold again in Asian Games, CWG and again in Olympics.
“That is the medal which is with Anju madam and I want to win it,” said Chopra, with legendary Anju Bobby George, who won a bronze in the 2003 World Championships in Paris in women’s long jump, by his side.
Chopra admitted that he didn’t get good facilities at Panchkula but joining NIS camp, organised by the Athletics Federation of India changed his life.
“We did good training but the facilities, equipment, diet were not that good (at Panchkula) but once I joined the national camp (at NIS Patiala) everything changed.
“I got better facilities, better diet and equipment only after joining national camp. And the most important thing is the feeling that I am training along with the best javelin throwers of this country. That is a different feeling. “So, joining the national camp changed my career and I want to thank the AFI for that.”