Ground Report | New Delhi: Why Neeraj wanted Pakistan’s; Neeraj Chopra, who won the gold medal for India in the Tokyo Olympics, is in the headlines these days. India has won the gold medal in an individual event since 2008. Neeraj Chopra won the gold medal by throwing the javelin 87.58 meters away. He was given a grand welcome on his return to India on Monday. But Neeraj Chopra, who won India’s only gold medal at the Tokyo Olympics, might have been in a tizzy.
In an interview given to the news channel TV-18, Neeraj Chopra said that it would have been good if Arshad Nadeem of Pakistan would have accompanied him on the podium. Neeraj Chopra said – Asia gets its name.
In fact, Arshad Nadeem, despite reaching the final, remained at number five and missed out on the medal. Despite this, he was highly appreciated and the story of his struggle also got a lot of headlines.
Why Neeraj wanted Pakistan’s Arshad on podium
The warmth between Neeraj Chopra and Ashraf Nadeem has been in the news for many years. As Neeraj Chopra and Pakistan’s Arshad Nadeem reached the final of the javelin throw at the Tokyo Olympics, both the players became a topic of discussion.
In the qualifying round, Neeraj Chopra was at the top of his group, while Arshad Nadeem was at the top of his group. But Arshad could not do better in the final and came fifth with a throw of 84.62m.
During the interview, Neeraj also told that a day after winning the gold medal, he had met Arshad Nadeem in the dining hall before the closing ceremony. The two met very warmly. According to Neeraj Chopra, Arshad Nadeem congratulated him with a big smile.
But on what Neeraj Chopra told him, Neeraj says, “I said you look strong in your national dress. I also wished him all the best for the future.”
When Neeraj Chopra and Arshad Nadeem reached the finals, a picture of both of them went viral.
That picture was from the 2018 Asian Games. In this picture, there is a warmth between the two players. Even at that time, this picture had made a lot of headlines. In the 2018 Asian Games, Neeraj Chopra won the gold, while Arshad Nadeem won the bronze medal.