Tokyo Olympics gold medallist Neeraj Chopra who became the talk of the town after his special feat at the Games, has fulfilled one of his dreams yesterday and the proud son of India proved to be a great son for his parents as well.
Neeraj Chopra took his parents on their first flight and shared his happiness with the world through his official social media handle. He shared some photos from the flight along with his parents and tweeted “A small dream of mine came true today as I was able to take my parents on their first flight.”
Earlier this month Neeraj said that he has decided to cut short his 2021 competition season to take some time off. He also said that he will come back in 2022 to compete in the Asian Games and Commonwealth Games. He wrote, “The packed schedule of travel and a bout of illness has meant I have not been able to resume training since Tokyo and therefore, along with my team, have decided to cut short by 2021 competition season to be able to take some time off, recharge and come back stronger for a packed 2022 calendar which includes the World Championships, Asian Games and Commonwealth Games.”
Neeraj Chopra won the gold medal on 7 August 2021 with a throw of 87.58 m in his second attempt. As of 2021, he is one of only two Indians to have won an individual Olympic gold medal as well as the youngest-ever Indian Olympic gold medalist in an individual event and the only one to have won gold in his Olympic debut.