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My entire focus is on sports, haven't thought about Bollywood: Neeraj Chopra

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New Delhi, Nov 11 (IANS) Tokyo Olympics gold medallist Neeraj Chopra on Thursday said he hasn’t thought about Bollywood and his entire focus is on sports and winning medals for the country at the present.

Chopra’s outstanding performance at Tokyo has made him the national hero. And, after the Haryana-born javelin thrower scripted history in 2020 Games, many Bollywood producers and directors have approached him to make a biopic on his journey.

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But, Chopra looks uninterested at the moment and wants to concentrate on sports.

“I have been approached to do biopics but I think what I have achieved is just the beginning. This was my first Olympics. I want to win more medals. I don’t want the movie to flop,” Chopra said at Times Now Summit 2021.

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“If I can win more medals, I think then the movie too will be a hit. Right now, my entire focus is on sports, I haven’t thought about Bollywood,” he added.

Chopra ended India’s wait for a medal in athletics in the biggest sporting extravaganza. In his maiden appearance at the mega sporting spectacle, Chopra clinched a gold medal with an 87.58 m throw in the javelin men’s throw final. With this, Neeraj became the first Indian athlete to win a gold medal in athletics at the Summer Games.

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Recalling the historic moment, Chopra said: “When I threw the javelin, I wasn’t thinking about the medal but was confident that mine was the best throw.”

“To be honest, until the last throw you are never sure because there are world champions and Olympic champions at that time. For example, the Czech thrower made a throw of more than 89 metres, so you never know who will make a throw that will exceed that. We need to be focused till the end of the competition,” he added.

Talking about his course of training, the golden boy said , “I trained very hard with my coaches and with opportunities to play in international matches, it gave me the exposure and experience to play with international players. This is a huge boost to my confidence in the game. There has been a change in my training as well. I want to achieve the 90-meter distance in future games.”

–IANS

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