Neeraj Chopra’s gold: What does it mean for athletics?

Before Neeraj Chopra won gold for India in the javelin at the Tokyo Olympics, he was an overweight teen with a healthy streak of mischief. His village in north India had few playgrounds and little awareness of any sports other than a traditional form of wrestling and kabaddi.

I wrote for Athletics Weekly about what Neeraj Chopra’s gold medal at Tokyo 2020 meant for athletics in India.

Read the full story in the October issue of the Athletics Weekly.

Nov 4, 2021: Will Neeraj Chopra’s Olympic gold awaken the sleeping giant of athletics?

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