Javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra is presently the name present in the hearts of all Indians for his historical medal winning. Now, some BTS videos of his practice sessions are going viral in social media platforms. But what caught the attention of several netizens is his level of flexibility that was captured in a video shared by the former Indian cricketer Mohammed Kaif on his Twitter handle.
In the video, Neeraj is seen bending on the backside while holding the heavy shot put ball and then springing up in action. The video left netizens wondering how Neeraj could do such an unimaginable stunt with such ease.
— Mohammad Kaif (@MohammadKaif) August 8, 2021
Mohammad Kaif wrote on Twitter: “Meet our new hero! #NeerajChopra
“Nobody knows the pain through which the champion goes before achieving the goals. They only knows. So neeraj sir you have inspired billions today and we will not be happy less than breaking the world record next time. Love you champ(sic),” a Twitter user wrote. “A human catapult… Literally!” wrote another.
Hailing from Panipat’s Khandra village, Neeraj Chopra bagged the historic first Olympic gold in athletics for India after breaking the Olympic record during his javelin throw with a throw of 87.58m.