Neeraj Chopra needs no introduction. The Javelin ace, who stunned the entire world with his record-breaking performance at last year’s Tokyo Olympics, returned home with a gold medal after registering an 87.58 m throw in his Olympic debut. Chopra, who is currently single, has gained a lot of female attention, and since his historic win, the 24-year-old athlete has been busy attending award ceremonies and other events. While his popularity on social media continues to grow, Chopra has moved to San Diego, USA, to focus on his training and fitness to participate in the upcoming events.
The Olympic winner, who was having a hard time focusing on his training in the country due to the constant invites has begun his 90-days training at the Chula Vista Elite Athlete Training Centre in San Diego. And in a recent media interaction, as reported by The Tribune, Chopra talked about his daily routine and how staying in the US is helping him get back in shape. “In the last 20 days, I have reduced a little over 5 kilos, which is closer to my off-season weight. It was a struggle to get back to training, as I had to force myself to complete the workouts. It was difficult. I had body ache and I had to put in a lot of effort,” Chopra said.
Furthermore, he even added, “The Shaadi season is on. You get a lot of invites from family and friends, besides Patiala is really cold these days. The weather here is perfect. My only focus here is on training, rest and diet. I am back to spending the normal life of an athlete, where you only focus on sports and nothing else.”
Chopra, who prefers to stay away from the limelight, gained millions of followers on social media post his historic win at the Tokyo Olympics, last year. He became India’s second individual athlete to win an Olympic gold medal after Abhinav Bindra, who achieved the feat in 2008 at the Beijing Olympics.
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