in Lausanne (Switzerland): Bet he will throw 90 meters this season After becoming the second Indian to win a medal at the World Athletics Championships, fans expected Neeraj Chopra to bring the country a gold medal in the 90m throw at the Commonwealth Games. Also keep talking But it is sand The Olympic gold medalist has to miss the 2022 Birmingham Games (2022 Commonwealth Games) due to injury. But Neeraj made the return in good mood Became the first Indian to win gold at the Diamond League Meet last weekend with a throw of 89.8m. But when will 90 meters come? from Lausanne In an interview given to ETV Bharat, the Panipat javelin thrower said, It will happen when it has to happen, says Neeraj Chopra on 90m throw. And what did Neeraj say, let’s find out
Question: How does it feel to be the first Indian to win gold at the Diamond League meet?
Answer: It is an amazing feeling to know that I am the first Indian to win a medal It is unthinkable to become a champion by participating in a competition where the world’s best athletes participate I hope many more athletes from India will participate in this competition in the future A good performance at the Diamond League meet means we can do well at the Olympics, Asian Championships and Commonwealth Games. This result will undoubtedly give a boost to the country’s athletes
Q: This was also your comeback tournament after being ruled out of the Commonwealth Games with a groin injury. How is everything possible in the last one month?
Answer: Absolutely so This was my comeback tournament after missing the Commonwealth Games due to a groin injury. Although the pain was not severe I hope to recover in time I have finally tried that I’ve gotten myself back into shape by constantly throwing the javelin in training After that I took the final decision to participate in the Diamond League I went to Germany for rehab and took doctor’s advice The practice session with the coach also helped me a lot
Q: What are your plans for the Diamond League Finals in Zurich next?
Answer: The Zurich competition is the last competition of the current season But I have not set any specific plan for it I want to move forward as I am moving forward I don’t even have time to think about anything else Thinking of how to throw the spear further Just want to finish the season injury free Everyone is talking about 90 meters But I just want to maintain continuity 90 meters will come when it happens I don’t want to take any extra pressure for that
Neeraj told ETV India about the 90m javelin throw
What Neeraj recorded at the Diamond League meet in Lausanne:
- Neeraj became the first Indian to win gold at the Diamond League meet
- The Panipat javelin thrower made the season’s best and career third highest throw en route to gold
- Neeraj won gold in the Diamond League meet and qualified for the Diamond League Finals in Zurich
- At the same time, the Tokyo Olympics gold medalist has also qualified for the World Athletics Championship to be held in Budapest next year.