Although India’s javelin star Neeraj Chopra missed out on the top spot in the prestigious Stockholm Diamond League With just one stroke, he still won many hearts. not just for breaking national records Second time in a month but for my humility.
Tokyo Olympic gold medalist is seen in heart-wrenching video online congratulations from fans outside the stadium. When he is obliged to take pictures with them, even if he is in a hurry, he politely greets everyone. Finally he is seen shaking hands before leaving but as soon as he sees an elderly fan, he pays respect by touching her feet.
He runs very quickly, explaining that a car is waiting for him and thanks everyone for their support and love. A video posted by one of the fans shocked everyone online. Twitter user @ijnani who shared the video wrote online, “So straight this guy @neeraj_chopra1.” “Took blessings from an elderly fan. It speaks,” the user showered love and praise on the 24-year-old athlete.
Watch the video here:
– your ️ (@ijnani) 30 June 2022
People on social media were as impressed by his gesture as those who met him in person. Some users highlighted how it came naturally to show respect for superiors, calling it a part of Indian culture. Others were amazed that while he continues to break and set new records every month, his behavior hasn’t changed, claiming it is the sign of a true star.
Touching feet came naturally to him… a clean hearted, humble person. Learned a lot from him and his family.
— Disha (@Disha_878) 2 July 2022
This is called our Indian culture. Elders should always be respected.
— Rajeev Sharma M.Phil.PhD JNU (@rajeevs61520125) 2 July 2022
Indian (culture + army) discipline = legend #NeerajChopra ,
— Singh Singh 108 (@Visitor8Planet) 1 July 2022
Salute to your parents 🙏, take a bow champion. You will surely go a long way to make India proud.
— Rajiv (@rajivgb) 1 July 2022
Appreciating his wonderful and human spirit, I express my deep respect to his parents for their upbringing
— Mahapapi (@Mahapapi3) 1 July 2022
Olympian finished second behind world champion Anderson Peters, but in addition to the national record, Chopra’s result in Stockholm is impressive as it was the first time he finished in the top three in a Diamond League event.
In her season opener at the Pavo Nurmi Games in June, Chopra rewrote her own record with a throw of 89.3m. Later on Friday, Chopra also had a record of 89.94m, but Peters bettered 90.31m in the third round to win the tournament. After his amazing exploits in Stockholm, he is getting ready to represent India and win a medal at the World Championships in Eugene later this month.