He will become the strongest contender in Javelin this year’s Olympics as defending champions of last Olympics in the men’s Javelin throw including the likes of Germany’s Thomas Roehler and Estonia’s Magnus Kirt who clinched silver medal have pulled out their names from Tokyo Olympics.
He started his professional Javelin journey in 2011 and five years down the line he threw Javelin at 86.28 m setting a new world record in Poland in Junior World Championship where he announced his arrival in style.
The buildup to upcoming Summer Olympics will not be easy for Neeraj as he was injured and subsequently out of action in 2019 and his berth for upcoming Olympics was confirmed by the only event he participated where he throw around 87.86 m.
A throw in high 80m will mean that if he manages to do that in Olympics there us a high chance that he will finish in Top 3 but if he manages to throw above 90m it would give him a better shot for elusive medal.
He said that consistency is the key when it comes to high profile tournament like Olympics and added that he is extremely working hard to attain that consistency on regular basis.