I slept with the gold medal close to my pillow - Neeraj Chopra

Mandeep Sethi 09 Aug 2021 173

In an interview, 23-year-old Chopra spoke about what went right for him on his big day, the difficulties of coming back from an injury and how he peaked for the golden throw...

A day after his historic javelin gold, Neeraj Chopra was his usual happy self, smiling at everyone, shy in conversation, walking around the Games Village wearing a peach T-shirt and blue tracks. On Sunday morning, the final day of the Games, the few Indian athletes and coaches remaining in the Village got together for the first time since the Olympics began, to cut a cake and celebrate.


In an interview, 23-year-old Neeraj Chopra spoke about what went right for him on his big day, the difficulties of coming back from an injury, and how he peaked for the golden throw.

How is the feeling the day after? Did you get any sleep?

Yes, I slept a bit.

The night before my event, I wanted to get enough sleep so I had a proper recovery, but I could only sleep around 12:30 am, then I woke up at 5:30 without trying to. I thought I’ll go back to sleep, but it didn’t happen. I had too much energy. So I had a light breakfast and tried to go to sleep again. I just couldn’t.

 

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