New Delhi: The patriotism of Neeraj Chopra, the gold medal winner of the Tokyo Olympics, is not hidden from anyone. He hoisted the tricolor of India after the victory in Tokyo, it was a proud moment for every Indian. Neeraj is a Subedar in the Indian Army, which is why he knows how to respect the National Flag.
There is a lot of love for the tricolor
After winning the gold medal in the Tokyo Olympics, the love he has shown for the tricolor is commendable. One user tweeted and wrote, ‘You will realize that he has folded the tricolor properly after greeting his opponent. At the same time, the flag of the other player is lying next to him. It is because he is a soldier, Subedar Neeraj Chopra, Vishisht Seva Medal.
You realise that he folded the tiranga properly and kept it after greeting his opponent……..while the flag of the opponent kept lying beside him!
Because he is a FAUJI !
— Dr Pooja Tripathi (@Pooja_Tripathii) August 7, 2021
Entry in Indian Army under Sports Quota
Neeraj Chopra was inducted as Naib Subedar in the Indian Army in 2016 under sports quota. Their main unit is 4 Rajputana Rifles. Generally, no player in the army is given the rank of Naib Subedar directly. But Neeraj’s sports record was excellent. This is the reason why he got this rank. Neeraj was selected to train at the Mission Olympic Wing and Army Sports Institute in Pune.
Subedar got the support of Subedar
Subedar Kashinath Naik, who won the bronze medal in Javelin Throw at the Commonwealth Games 2010, was the initial trainer of Neeraj Chopra. After winning gold in Commonwealth and Asian Games, Neeraj was promoted by the army to the rank of Subedar. He was also awarded the Arjuna Award and the Indian Army’s Vishisht Seva Medal in 2018.