Tokyo Olympics: 10 reasons why Neeraj Chopra is the heartthrob of the nation – Neeraj Chopra has become the toast of the nation after the 23-year-old clinched the gold medal at the Tokyo Olympics. The athlete from Haryana created history by becoming the first to clinch a gold medal for India at the Olympics in track and field events. The javelin thrower has instantly become popular among the fans and netizens have gone gaga over his latest success. Upon arriving at Indira Gandhi International Airport here in New Delhi, Neeraj was swamped by supporters and they played dhols to give a thunderous response to the 23-year-old’s historic feat back in Tokyo.
Here’s 10 reasons what Neeraj Chopra has become the country’s latest heartthrob
1. Neeraj Chopra is a serial winner
Neeraj Chopra is only the second individual gold medallist at the Olympics after Abhinav Bindra. At 23, Chopra has a long career ahead and is destined for greatness, especially after his historic performance at the Tokyo Olympics. He has already won medals at the Asian Games, Commonwealth Games and the Olympics, and will be keen on adding to his tally.
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2. Dedication towards his goal
Neeraj Chopra has shown immense grit and will to succeed in his sport and was eventually rewarded in Tokyo. Chopra bounced back from a serious elbow injury and put in the hard yards in training to finally achieve glory. The 23-year-old from a young age used to set his goals and try and work on achieving them, which he did earlier this month in Tokyo.
3. Neeraj’s rise to acclaim from a small city
Neeraj Chopra embodies the spirit of every aspiring youngster from all across India. The 23-year-old hails from Khandra village, near Panipat and now has international acclaim after his performances over the years. Chopra’s journey to the top is what most people aspire to be as children and the gold medal winner certainly lead by example.
4. He is good looking and active on social media
Neeraj Chopra is a fashion icon and carries himself well on and off the pitch. The 23-year-old is not shy to dabble with different styles and is active on social media, often sharing a glimpse of what goes on in his life.
5. Chopra’s humility is his great strength
Chopra has had humble beginnings and the 23-year-old is down to earth despite his numerous success over the years. The javelin thrower showcased his simplicity during the Indian Sports Honours in 2019, when he asked host Jatin Sapru to have a conversation in Hindi after he posed a question in English.
6. Neeraj is a dog lover
Neeraj Chopra is compassionate and has a lot of love for animals. In a recent post, the 23-year-old was seen nurturing three puppies along with his coach as they provided them shelter.
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7. He is unmarried and single
Neeraj Chopra’s focus is strictly on his career and the 23-year-old has kept his personal life on wait. He added that it felt great to love that he was receiving but added that the coming year was important with the Asian Games and the World Championships on the horizon.
8. He is big on fitness
Neeraj Chopra was not always as fit as he is today. He started playing sport to shred weight and has been committed to it since a young age. As a sportsperson, the 23-year-old is keen on maintaining his top shape and even consulted a biomechanics coach to get the best out of himself.
9. He is an avid traveller
Neeraj Chopra loves to travel around the world, be it for events or during his offseason. The 23-year-old is not afraid to flex his muscles and show off his well-sculpted body. Chopra also likes to pose a lot and one can see that from his Instagram feed.
10. Neeraj Chopra likes bikes
Neeraj Chopra likes his travel machines and has often seen posing with his bikes. He recently flaunted his long locks while posing for a picture on a Harley Davidson motorcycle, which has since gone viral on social media.