Despite seeing a huge surge in his popularity after his gold-medal winning effort at Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, Neeraj Chopra has somehow managed to stay in sync with his ground realities. While he has faced several embarrassing questions too from the media, Neeraj has kept his composure while responding to each one of them.
And now the golden boy from Haryana shared how a small dream of his came true on Saturday. Neeraj took his parents on their first flight and expressed his happiness in making them happy through a social media post.
"A small dream of mine came true today as I was able to take my parents on their first flight. आज जिंदगी का एक सपना पूरा हुआ जब अपने मां - पापा को पहली बार फ्लाइट पर बैठा पाया। सभी की दुआ और आशिर्वाद के लिए हमेशा आभारी रहूंगा," he wrote while sharing pictures from their journey.
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Last month, Neeraj revealed that had cut short his 2021 season and will be back in 2022 where he will be competing in both the Asian Games as well as the Commonwealth Games.
"Firstly, I want to thank everyone for the love and affection I have received since I came back from Tokyo. I have honestly been overwhelmed by the support from across the country and beyond, and am short of words to express my gratitude to you all," Neeraj wrote in an Instagram post.
"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," he stated further.
While India hadn't won a single medal in athletics in over a hundred years and none in their Independent history, the 23-year-old's 87.58 m throw helped India end their drought not only by any medal but by the best one on offer.