Javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra visits his military unit and issues statement
New Delhi, October 31 (SocialNews.XYZ) Indian athletics poster, Olympic gold medalist javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra visited his unit, 4 Rajputana Rifles, and wished every member of the Indian Army “Happy Diwali”.
Chopra, who is a Subedar in the Indian Army, won javelin gold at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, becoming the country’s first track athlete to win the yellow medal at the quadrennial games.
Chopra tweeted about his visit to the unit on Saturday, saying: “Glad to spend time with my battalion yesterday. I hope they continue to reach new heights, and I wish them, as well as ‘to all members of #IndianArmy, a happy advanced Diwali. (Folded hands symbol). “
Indian Army Southern Command posted photos of the elite athlete’s visit to social media and wrote: “India’s Pride Subedar #NeerajChopra visited their Unit 4 Rajputana Rifles and interacted with veterans and families. GOC #DesertCorps congratulated #IndianArmy sports star and nominated sports. #Udaipur military station complex as Neeraj Chopra sports complex. @ Neeraj_chopra1. “
Chopra had won Olympic gold from Tokyo in August, throwing the spear from a distance of 87.58 meters on his second attempt, becoming the second Indian to win an Olympic gold after shooter Abhinav Bindra, who won. gold in the men’s 10m air rifle at the 2008 Beijing Olympics.