Abhinav Bindra, India’s first individual gold medalist at the Olympic Games met the county’s second gold medal winner, Neeraj Chopra on Wednesday. In the special meeting between two of India’s ‘Golden Boys’, Bindra gifted a small dog named ‘Tokyo’ to Neeraj Chopra.
Bindra, a veteran shooter met Javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra and wished him for greater success in the 2024 Paris Olympics.
Bindra took to Twitter and wrote: “Was a pleasure to meet and interact with India’s golden man @Neeraj_chopra1! I hope that “Tokyo” will be a supportive friend and motivate you to get a sibling named Paris for him in 2024 !”
Take a look at this adorable picture:
Was a pleasure to meet and interact with India’s golden man @Neeraj_chopra1 ! I hope that “Tokyo” will be a supportive friend and motivate you to get a sibling named Paris for him in 2024 ! pic.twitter.com/54QxnPgDn8
— Abhinav A. Bindra OLY (@Abhinav_Bindra) September 22, 2021
It was in Beijing in 2008 that India won its first individual gold medal, ever. Abhinav Bindra had won a gold medal in shooting. India had to wait for 13 years to see the next gold medal, but Neeraj Chopra ended India’s wait as he won a gold medal in Javelin Throw for India at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.
Neeraj secured the gold by an 87.58-meter throw. After Chopra had won the gold, Bindra had congratulated him in a heartfelt letter. He had written, “Welcome you to the club. It is not the most happening of places yet and needs more members, but I feel your entry is going to pave the way for many more deserving athletes.”
— Abhinav A. Bindra OLY (@Abhinav_Bindra) August 7, 2021
Take a look at Neeraj’s Olympic winning throw:
— #Tokyo2020 for India (@Tokyo2020hi) August 7, 2021
This paw-fect image shared by Bindra will stay in the memory of the fans for a long time.