“Javelin is my identity and I am incomplete without it, but I know I have to be patient.” – Neeraj Chopra
"I try to keep things as simple as possible: my job as a javelin thrower is to stay in good shape and do my best at each competition."
“People keep telling me that the person who wins an Olympic medal will probably become the God of athletics.”
“The competition was very tough at the Olympics. After qualification, I realized this is the best opportunity of my life and I’ll not lose it.”
“I see so much potential for Indians with the javelin. More and more, they’ll see what we’re achieving and be inspired to pick up a javelin themselves.”
“I just want to say, no matter who the opposition is, give your best. That is all you need to do and this is what this gold medal stands for. Never fear the opposition.”
“It feels unbelievable, this is our first Olympic medal for a very long time, and in athletics, it is the first time we have gold, so it’s a proud moment for me and my country.”
"The biggest learning is that an athlete needs to know when to stop. To know that if I push beyond this, there could be a problem."
"Always believe, Success will not come in one day, but will definitely come one day."
– Neeraj Chopra