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.
It would be fair to say that the country's largest contingent of 54 members lived up to all the expectations and as they bagged the record number of medals at the Paralympics.
It was the People’s Republic of China who once again grabbed the limelight on Day 6 of the Paralympic Games.
The 23-year-old posted a video on his Twitter requesting everyone to follow the ongoing games and give more love and support to the participants in the coming days.
Bhavina Patel will next face China's Miao Zhang in the semifinals on Saturday.
Neeraj's family will now have to wait longer for his grand welcome, the preparation of which was in full swing.
Much like the Tokyo Olympics contingent, even the Paralympic contingent being sent by India for the games is their largest ever to date.
Chopra's gold more than made it up for the disappointment of athletes like PT Usha and Milkha Singh who had famously finished fourth. Even Anju Bobby George had finished fifth.
Neeraj Chopra fulfilled Indian athletics legend Milkha Singh’s last wish of seeing an Indian winning an Olympic medal in track and field.
The country could be proud of its efforts, having bettered their tally of London 2012.
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