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The 24-year-old Chopra said thinking too much about a World Championships medal could be counterproductive though such a feat is within his reach if he gives his best on the day of competition.
Chopra, who is currently training at Turkey's Gloria Sports Arena, is scheduled to fly out on Thursday to train in Finland's Kuortane Olympic Training Centre till 22 June.
Javelin thrower Devendra Jhajharia receives Padma Bhushan award, becomes first para-athlete to do so
Jhajharia is a multiple-time Paralympics medal winner, having won his maiden gold during the 2004 Paralympics in Athens, his second gold medal during the Rio Games in 2016, and a silver medal during the 2020 Tokyo edition last year.
Musselmann tweeted that 15-year-old Rohan Yadav is one of the biggest javelin talents in the country and has a lot of potential.
"I have been approached to do biopics but I think what I have achieved is just the beginning. This was my first Olympics. I want to win more medals. I don't want the movie to flop," said Chopra.
Neeraj Chopra honoured to be awarded Khel Ratna, says will continue to work hard to bring more laurels to country
The 23-year old Chopra, who became only the second Indian to win an individual Olympic gold in the Tokyo Games, is among the 12 sportspersons named for the country's highest sporting award.
After receiving the award and special jersey, the 23-year old Chopra said that the past two months have been an opportunity for him to experience new things and also thanked the CSK management for the support.
The javelin star from Haryana additionally got a puppy named 'Tokyo' as a gift from Bindra, who won gold in men's 10m air rifle in the 2008 Beijing Olympics.
"A small dream of mine came true today as I was able to take my parents on their first flight," wrote Neeraj on Twitter.
Revisiting the defining images of Day 6 of the Tokyo Paralympics, where history was made, records tumbled and the Indian national anthem played — twice!
Sumit Antil said: "I was a little nervous because the competitors are great. I was hoping for a 70m-plus throw. Thought, maybe I can do 75m. It was not my best, I am very happy to break the world record."
Tokyo Paralympics 2020: Meet Sumit Antil, who reset world record thrice on way to winning javelin gold
Javelin thrower Sumit Antil won India’s seventh medal of Tokyo Paralympics. Here's a short profile of the man who reset the world record thrice on the way to winning gold at Tokyo Paralympics
Tokyo Paralympics 2020: Javelin thrower Sumit Antil clinches India's second gold in stunning world record show
The 23-year-old from Sonepat in Haryana, who lost his left leg below the knee after he was involved in a motorbike accident in 2015, sent the spear to 68.55m in his fifth attempt, which was the best of the day by quite a distance and a new world record.
Sumit Antil broke his own record thrice in the space of five throws to win India's first gold medal in athletics at a Paralympics.
"The packed schedule of travel and a bout of illness has meant I have not been able to resume training since Tokyo...," Neeraj wrote on an instagram post.
Chopra, in a recent interview, stated that he was searching for his personal javelin before his first throw during the Olympic final on 7 August and found Nadeem holding it.
Tokyo Paralympics 2020: Aim is to win gold with world record, says double champion Devendra Jhajharia
His gold medal with a world record in the 2004 Athens Paralympics had almost gone unnoticed but Jhajharia is happy with the hype before the Tokyo Games.
Polish javelin thrower raises money for sick child by auctioning off Olympics silver medal; buyer tells her to keep it
Maria Andrejczyk, a 25-year-old javelin thrower who overcame bone cancer and a shoulder injury to compete at this year’s Olympics, said she decided to auction her medal to help the boy knowing how much she had to “fight against adversity and pain.”
Olympics gold medallist Neeraj Chopra leaves welcome function midway due to exhaustion and 'slight fever'
A source close to Chopra told PTI that the star athlete should be fine after a good rest and that he left the function as a precautionary measure.
Neeraj Chopra has rectified most flaws, now aim is to maintain technical ‘stability’, says coach Klaus Bartonietz
Chopra began working with Bartonietz in 2019 after undergoing a successful surgery and the German bio-mechanics expert said though the youngster did not have any major flaws but still needed attention.