Neeraj Chopra clarifies his comment on Arshad Nadeem

Neeraj Chopra

Requests everyone to not twist his words and use them for vested interests

15:20 PM

Gold medallist Neeraj Chopra clarified his statement about his Pakistani opponent, Arshad Nadeem, taking his javelin before his final throw in a video posted on Thursday.

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Chopra says, his comments in an interview have been taken way out of context, where he said, “I was searching for my javelin at the start of the final in Olympics. I was not able to find it. Suddenly, I saw Arshad Nadem was moving around with my javelin. Then I told him, ‘Bhai give this javelin to me, it is my javelin! I have to throw with it’. He gave it back to me. That’s why you must have seen I took my first throw hurriedly.”

Chopra stated in his video that “Everyone keeps their personal javelin in the same place, and anybody may use it. So there’s nothing wrong with it; he (Arshad Nadeem) was only practicing his throw. I asked him (the javelin) for my throw.”

He also stated that this was not a big deal and that he was upset that his words were used to advance vested interests and propaganda. Sports, according to Chopra, teach people to be together and united.

Edited By

Sejal Gupta