Indian Olympians have been winning our hearts with their exemplary performance at the ongoing Tokyo Olympics. India now has won a total of 7 medals after our proud champion Neeraj Chopra bagged a gold medal for his country.
The day, 7th August 2021 is a day to remember for all of us as it was on this day when Neeraj Chopra created a record. Neeraj not only became the first Indian track and field athlete to win a gold medal. But, he also gave India a gold medal after a long wait of 13 years. He is now the second Indian Olympian to win an individual gold medal for the country. Neeraj won the gold medal in Javelin throw by making a throw of 87.58 metres. Neeraj Chopra who is 23 years old achieved this milestone in his very first Olympics.
A diet plays a crucial role in the performance of every athlete. Neeraj Chopra who also happens to follow a very strict diet plan reveals his food choices in an interview. Neeraj revealed that he loves to eat gol gappa and said:” I think there is no harm in eating gol gappas. It’s mostly water and most of your stomach gets filled with water. The papri is quite big but the amount of flour is very little. It’s mostly water that is going inside you.” Thus, in Neeraj Chopra’s opinion, it is okay for athletes to eat gol gappa.
Further, talking about his favourite dish, Neeraj Chopra reveals that he likes eating sweets. He loves the taste of homemade churma which contains a lot of ghee and sugar. Needless to say, this star athlete gave up on eating his favourite sweets to achieve his Olympic dream. But after his historic win, Neeraj’s mother now awaits his arrival to treat him with homemade churma. So, what are your thoughts on Neeraj Chopra’s favourite dishes? Please, share your thoughts in the comments section below.
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Saumya Srivastava is a passionate reader who likes writing poetry. She is an avid foodie who keeps exploring new types of cuisine. Besides, she also has a strong love for literature.