Neeraj Chopra in motion© AFP
Olympic and global champion javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra on Tuesday made it sunny that his absolute best is but to come back and indicated that the elusive 90m mark might be breached after yr if he makes development in his methodology, particularly in regards to the leg-blocking. Chopra turned into global champion previous this yr, including to his ancient gold within the Tokyo Olympics, and upcoming defended his Asian Video games identify within the Hangzhou just lately. “I want to say this very clearly that my best is yet to come. I have not felt in a competition for a long time that I have done my best or done near my best,” the 25-year-old Chopra mentioned at a promotional tournament.
“6 cm is left to be achieved. It was 89.94m at Stockholm Diamond League (in June 2022). I was a bit behind the line that time. Had I thrown my javelin by moving a bit ahead, it would have been 90m,” mentioned Chopra on the tournament pronouncing his affiliation with height dietary supplements emblem ‘Optimal Vitamin’.
His top-class flexibility and arm velocity made him Olympic and global champion however Chopra desires to best his leg-blocking methodology.
“My coach always says that it 60 per cent legs and 40 per cent upper body. So leg work is very important. I have to do a lot of improvement in leg work,” mentioned the celebrity javelin thrower.
“I do a lot of things good. My flexibility is quite good, but personally I feel because of my arm speed, I am doing very well.
“After yr, I think I can give a boost to on my methodology, will paintings extra on my power and versatility. If the whole thing is all proper, 100 according to cent are compatible and my groin is all proper, I can do really well in Paris Olympics.” He admitted that his technique while winning the Hangzhou Asian Games gold was not up to the mark.
“My methodology used to be now not going smartly throughout Hangzhou Asian Video games. My legwork used to be now not that excellent, my blockading leg used to be bending. It used to be now not that splendid however the impressive factor used to be that my arm used to be giving superb throw, my arm velocity used to be superb.” He also said that “by some means or the alternative,” his preparations for Paris Olympics will be different, though he did not elaborate much.
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