Neeraj Chopra, who is now back in competition, gave his gold-medal winning javelin from the Tokyo 2020 Games to the Olympic Museum in Lausanne, Switzerland on Saturday. He expressed his hope that the presence of the javelin would inspire younger generations.
Abhinav Bindra, a shooting star who won an Olympic gold medal, also joined the track and field athlete.
“Yesterday, I visited the Olympic Museum and gave my Tokyo 2020 javelin to them. I hope that young people would be motivated by it to keep pursuing their aspirations “Tweets from Chopra
The 23-year-old Chopra, the current Olympic champion and holder of the Indian national record, threw 87.58 metres in his second try to win the gold medal. Chopra was the second individual Indian to accomplish so, following Bindra’s victory in the men’s 10-metre air rifle competition at the 2008 Summer Olympics. Chopra was the first track and field athlete to ever win a gold medal for India at the Games.