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“From hating physical activity to shining at Olympics”. The journey to success is not easy for anyone, it comes after a lot of failures and hard work. This is Neeraj Chopra’s story – “The Golden Boy of India”, an Indian javelin thrower.
Naye India Ka Andaaz S1 E4: Neeraj Chopra story podcast
In this fourth episode of the Hindi podcast series, Naye India Ka Andaaz (India’s Best Sports Podcast Series), we tell the story of Neeraj Chopra and his journey into sports. A boy with heavy weight who never imagined representing the nation at the biggest sporting event in the world and creating history with every throw.
About Naye India Ka Andaaz | India’s Best Sports Podcast series
Naye India Ka Andaaz is a dynamic platform and an initiative by KreedOn to bring in light the inspirational stories and acknowledge our ever glorious and prominent sports heroes from past to present through the medium of most captivating podcasts. We bring you fascinating stories, spontaneous conversations, and meticulous analysis based on relevant data. We aim to motivate and inspire the Indian youth to build a strong sporting nation by raising awareness about Indian sports. Thus, Sports is a strong medium to unite the country and influence the young generation.
Life story of the Invincible man: Neeraj Chopra
The Golden boy, Neeraj Chopra is an Indian track and field athlete who won a gold medal at the Tokyo Olympics. He was born on 24 December 1997 and hails from a mediocre agrarian family of Panipat, Haryana. The chubby boy was the most pampered child in his family and he had never dreamt of becoming an athlete until he found his way to begin his weight loss journey. At 12 years of age, He weighed 90 kg and certain incidents changed his mind and instilled in him the will of fire. He gained inspiration from other athletes and his hard work turned out to be fruitful for him. His motivational life journey is no small wonder.
The making of Neeraj Chopra | The Success Story
In 2016, Chopra became the first Indian athlete to have a world record against his name. He won gold at the U-20 World Championships in Poland. He adjoined the league of legends by winning both the Commonwealth and Asiad golds. Neeraj was only the second Indian athlete to do so after Milkha Singh in 1958. In no time, he became Asia’s best as he won the Asian Championships 2017, in Bhubaneswar, by throwing a distance of 85.23m. He also competed in the prestigious IAAF Diamond League Events for the first time in 2017. He struggled and grappled himself to better his personal best and be amongst the top ten Javelin throwers in the world. No sooner, Neeraj came back strong after training under legendary Uwe Hohn.
He bagged the gold medal in Commonwealth Games 2018 with a throw of 86.47m. Then he threw his personal best of 87.43m in the Doha leg of Diamond League 2018. He also won the Asian Games with an 88.06m throw.
Neeraj Chopra in Tokyo Olympics 2020
In his debut at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, 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. He has been honored by several eminent awards. Gold medalist Neeraj Chopra is an inspiration for the young generation as well as the athletes looking forward to achieving their goals.
Conquer your dreams
Neeraj Chopra has inscribed his name in the golden pages of history through his consistent motivation and desire to prove himself. He is an epitome of discipline and dedication. He worked hard to conquer his dreams to live the best moments of his life. Life gives many opportunities to prove oneself but it is you who has to take action and seize the moment. Don’t give up on your failures, learn from it and prosper in life as your fate depends on your actions.
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About KreedOn Originals: The Best Sports Podcast Series
KreedOn Podcasts is an initiative of ours to bring recognition to our present and past sports heroes. We aspire to do this through engaging storytelling, candid conversations, data-driven analysis, and much more. Through this audio medium, we want to inspire and build a strong community of the young generation in India. We want youth to follow, support and spread awareness about Indian Sports.