A number of weddings and social events are taking place in the present times as the situation of the COVID-19 pandemic has improved in the country and once again we are able to attend such functions, meet our kith and kin, have some fun and savor taste buds with delicious food from our favourite eatery. However, not everyone is in the mood of attending weddings or public gatherings as it may have a negative effect on their career prospects.
The young Indian athlete Neeraj Chopra who made the country proud by winning the Gold medal in the Javelin throw event in the Tokyo Olympics 2020 is presently in USA for training as he felt that the good number of wedding invites that he got would hamper his training and would also reduce the chances of him performing well in the Diamond League.
During an interview while talking about the reason behind going to USA for training, the 23 years old athlete states that the wedding season is on full swing in the country and he has received many invites from the family and friends and above that, the weather in Patiala is quite cold as well.
Neeraj Chopra is presently at Chula Vista Elite Athlete Training Centre in San Diego where he will get trained for 90 days. Talking about his daily routine over there, Neeraj says that his life is pretty simple as he takes his breakfast at 7:30am after which he goes to the training center and gets trained for more than 2 hours. After having lunch at the center, he returns to his apartment for taking rest and then at 4pm, he again goes for training and returns after having dinner. After coming back at the apartment, he calls his friends and family and takes rest. He accepts that he has to work quite hard over there but he is very happy that he has started training once again.
Neeraj Chopra also adds that over there, he is living the normal life of an athlete, his total focus is on his game and the weather over there is also perfect for training purposes.
Earlier in an interview to a leading daily, he said that there were no restrictions on his diet after he returned from the Olympics because of which he gained around 12-13 kg weight. However, now he is working on his fitness and endurance and lost 5-6 kg weight.
Despite the fact that earlier it seemed that things were getting normal, now cases of COVID-19 are once again on a rise and the situation is worsening because of Omicron, new variant of COVID-19. It is the need of the hour that we follow the COVID-19 safety protocols and guidelines in a proper manner to save ourselves and our family members.