“It was a great honour to meet Hon‘ble Prime Minister @narendramodi at his residence. Thank you for your active support to Indian sports and athletes,” wrote Neeraj while sharing a series of photos with Prime Minister Modi.
It was a great honour to meet Hon’ble Prime Minister @narendramodi at his residence. Thank you for your active supp… https://t.co/kTony86bQv
— Neeraj Chopra (@Neeraj_chopra1) 1629295659000
The photos were taken on Monday when the Indian Tokyo Olympics contingent had gone to 7, Lok Kalyan Marg, the official residence of PM Modi to have breakfast with him.
Neeraj created history as he became the first from the country to win a gold in track and field in the Olympics. He threw the javelin to a distance of 87.58m to pick up the gold medal at the Tokyo Games.
While interacting with Neeraj on Monday, PM Modi hailed the star athlete and said, “When you threw your second attempt, you celebrated straight away, this can only come on the back of a lot of confidence.”
To this Neeraj replied, “Sir confidence comes from training, my training was good so I was confident as soon as I threw the javelin for the second time. Our game depends on our opponents too but we have to give our best. We need to focus on ourselves.” PM Modi appreciated Neeraj and said, “I have seen that success doesn’t get to your head and loss doesn’t stay in your mind…”
Meanwhile, Neeraj has gained 14 places to become world number two in the latest world rankings after his sensational show in the Tokyo Olympics.