Good Sports: JAVELIN THROWER KEEPS POSITIVE MINDSET
The coronavirus pandemic has hit many athletes hard, particularly those who were preparing for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, only to see it postponed until next summer. Neeraj Chopra, India’s top javelin thrower and an Olympic medal hopeful, is trying to make the best of the situation.
“I will be able to get more time to fine-tune some of my technical skills,” he told Times of India. “I am looking at it as a positive in terms of my preparations for the Olympics.”
Chopra has been stuck at the National Institute of Sports in Patiala and has not thrown a javelin in more than two months.
“This is a long break for me, but there are times when you can’t control the situation,” he said. “As an athlete, I can focus on my training and keep a positive mindset.”
Compiled and partly written by Indian humorist MELVIN DURAI, author of the novel Bala Takes the Plunge.
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