Olympic gold medalist Neeraj Chopra in Tokyo is hoping to cross the 90m javelin throw as he returns to training again after his historic feat back in August. The Haryana lad had won the historic medal with a throw of 87.58m, slightly below his personal record of 88.07m.
In javelin throw, the distances always vary from event to event. Yes, expectations have risen and I think the day is hopefully not too long. Again, it all depends on how the body reacts on competition day, as I believe in giving my 100 percent in every tournament, “Chopra told The Times of India.
“I have already thrown 88.07m, so it is a matter of a few meters, but the whole process depends on your general condition and the conditions in which you throw. For the last couple of years, I was in good rhythm, but somehow I fell short. Hope to get to that soon, “he added.
Ever since the medal, he has been on hiatus and now wants to put an end to all the disruption. “I’ve had enough rest. I can not afford more distractions. There may be exceptions for family reunions, but the whole focus is on getting back to training at full throttle,” he said.
He shed further light on his current training program. “The training so far has been about getting the muscles to function again, with a little running, lightweight exercises and attempts to tune the body. While javelin throwing is about technique, strength, speed, flexibility, it also involves a scientific approach, so you take it one step at a time. “
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