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Manpreet Singh tries hand at javelin throw with Neeraj Chopra; Watch video

The Indian hockey captain was accompanied by NITI Aayog CEO Amitabh Kant

Our Bureau Published 01.09.21, 08:53 AM
Neeraj Chopra.

Neeraj Chopra. File Photo.

India hockey captain Manpreet Singh was spotted taking javelin throw tips from Tokyo Olympics gold medallist Neeraj Chopra in Jalandhar on Tuesday. Accompanying them was NITI Aayog CEO Amitabh Kant.

The video, shared by news agency ANI on Twitter, is going viral. In the clip, Neeraj can be seen giving some advice to Manpreet, who then gathered a thunderous applause from the audience after taking the throw.


Watch the video here:

On Monday, Neeraj praised Devendra Jhajharia for bagging a silver medal in the ongoing Paralympic Games. The Olympic gold medallist took to Twitter to congratulate Jhajharia and Sundar Singh Gurjar on ensuring a podium finish for India in the men's F46 event.

"Devendra bhai sahab: you are such an inspiration to all of us Congratulations on your 3rd #Paralympics medal! Many congratulations to Sundar bhai also for winning a bronze," he had tweeted.

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