Neeraj Chopra Takes His Parents On Their First Flight, A 'Small Dream Come True'

On Saturday, India's gold medalist in the Tokyo Olympics, Neeraj Chopra, accomplished a "little ambition" by taking his parents on their first flight.

Neeraj Chopra Takes His Parents On Their First Flight, A 'Small Dream Come True'
Neeraj Chopra Takes His Parents On Their First Flight, A 'Small Dream Come True'

Neeraj Chopra, India's sole Olympic gold medalist in athletics, accompanied his parents on their first trip on Saturday, fulfilling a "little ambition" of his. The 23-year-old star javelin thrower rushed to Twitter to show photos of himself and his parents boarding a plane. Neeraj captioned the photos on Twitter, "A small goal of mine came true today as I was able to take my parents on their first flight." As Neeraj Chopra shared photos on social media, supporters flooded in with heartfelt sentiments for the renowned Indian athlete. 

Neeraj won Olympic gold in the men's javelin final in Tokyo with a throw of 87.58 metres. However, Neeraj's 2021 campaign was cut short due to a lack of training and illness since his return to India. He promised to return stronger the following season, which includes major competitions such as the World Championships, Asian Games, and Commonwealth Games.

"The packed schedule of travel and a bout of illness has meant I have not been able to resume training since Tokyo and therefore, along with my team, have decided to cut short by 2021 competition season to be able to take some time off, recharge and come back stronger for a packed 2022 calendar which includes the World Championships, Asian Games and Commonwealth Games," Neeraj had said.