Abhinav Bindra Meets Neeraj Chopra, 'India's Golden Man,' And Gives Him A Special Gift

Abhinav Bindra, a 2008 Olympic gold medalist, met Neeraj Chopra and presented him with a wonderful gift.

Abhinav Bindra Meets Neeraj Chopra, 'India's Golden Man,' And Gives Him A Special Gift
Abhinav Bindra Meets Neeraj Chopra, 'India's Golden Man,' And Gives Him A Special Gift

On Wednesday, legendary shooter Abhinav Bindra shared a photo with Tokyo Olympics gold medalist Neeraj Chopra on social media. Bindra is seen in the shot giving the 23-year-old a Golden Retriever puppy. Bindra also wishes Neeraj well for the 2024 Olympics in Paris, which will be held in France. For the caption, Bindra wrote, "Was a pleasure to meet and interact with India's golden man @Neeraj_chopra1 ! I hope that "Tokyo" will be a supportive friend and motivate you to get a sibling named Paris for him in 2024 !" Fans reacted positively to Bindra's tweet, with many appreciating his thoughtfulness. 

As one admirer put it, "One comes from one of the wealthiest families, while the other comes from one of the poorest families. One always talks English, the other always speaks Hindi, but GOLD, the beauty of India, binds them." "I see what you did there - Gifted the "Golden guy" a Golden Retriever," another fan remarked, pointing to Bindra's sense of humour in the shot. 

Neeraj won gold in the men's javelin final at the Tokyo Games with a throw of 87.58 metres. However, due to illness and a lack of training, the athlete has cancelled his 2021 campaign.

As shown by his social media activity, the athlete seems to be relaxing after his hectic Olympic schedule and has also been involved in felicitation ceremonies with politicians and dignitaries, including Prime Minister Narendra Modi.