Panipat: Tokyo Olympics gold medalist javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra has denied claims that Pakistan’s Arshad Nadeem was tampering with his javelin before the first throw of the final round.
Neeraj made this request to the people
Neeraj had said in an interview that he had to take the spear from Nadeem before his first throw, adding that he did not want his comments to be used as a way to escalate the javelin controversy.
Neeraj said, ‘I would request everyone that please do not use me and my comments for your vested interests and as a medium of publicity. Sports teach us to be together and be one. I am extremely disappointed to see some of the public reactions to my recent comments.
I request all of you not to make my comments a medium to further your dirty agenda. Sports teaches us all to be united and it is important to know the rules of the game before commenting. pic.twitter.com/RLv96FZTd2
— Neeraj Chopra (@Neeraj_chopra1) August 26, 2021
Taking Pak player’s spear is not a big deal: Neeraj
In the video, the 23-year-old explained that any javelin thrower can use anyone’s javelin and there is no specific rule for this.
In the video, Neeraj said, ‘I want to clarify about my recent comments in an interview where I mentioned that Nadeem of Pakistan was using my spear. On being a very simple matter, it has turned into a big controversy’.
He said, ‘I am sad that people are using my name to create controversy. I request everyone not to participate in this. Sports teach us to live together. All javelin thrower athletes share a good bond, so I request everyone not to say anything that hurts my sentiments.