Neeraj Chopra with Haryana Chief Minister ML Khattar.© Twitter
Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar on Wednesday requested India’s first-ever Gold Medallist in monitor and subject Neeraj Chopra to move a centre of excellence to groom athletes for the Olympics. Talking to the media after assembly Chopra in Chandigarh on Wednesday, Khattar mentioned, “We’re considering of creating the state a hub of sports activities. It would solely occur if all such athletes play their half in it and take it as their accountability. India has bought the forty eighth place for the primary time within the just lately concluded Tokyo Olympics. However we’re not happy with the place. We are going to attempt to push the rating ahead to be among the many high international locations of the world.”
“I’ve requested Olympic gold medallist javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra to move the centre of excellence to groom athletes for the Olympics. We wish to make Haryana a hub of sports activities,” he added.
Responding to this Chopra mentioned that he’ll give it some thought.
“I’ll take into consideration being the pinnacle of a centre of excellence to groom athletes for the Olympics in Haryana. I’ll strive my greatest to advertise sports activities within the nation,” mentioned Chopra.
Chopra, who has already set his sights on the World Championships title subsequent 12 months, added “Proper now, my goal is to deliver a medal on the earth championship subsequent 12 months.”
The 23-year-old created historical past as he turned the primary from the nation to win a gold in monitor and subject within the Olympics. He threw the javelin to a distance of 87.58m to win gold on the Tokyo Video games.
Neeraj’s historic golden throw within the Olympics has been listed as one of many 10 magical moments of athletics within the Tokyo Olympics by World Athletics.
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