Olympic gold-winning javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra described his German coach Klaus Bartonietz as the “best” for him and said on Friday that he would like to continue their partnership in the 2024 Paris Games as well.
During a panel discussion at the India Today Conclave, Chopra said Bartonietz’s methods suit him as the bio-mechanical expert cracks jokes even during intense sessions, making training thoroughly enjoyable.
“At times, I don’t like to be very serious during training sessions. Koi coach aise hote hey, danda pakadke pichhe khade hote hain (There are some coaches who stand with a stick). But Klaus sir is different,” the 23-year-old said.
“His training methods suit me and I have great bonding with him. I want to continue training with him for the next Olympics also,” added the young star.
Chopra also revealed that he did just a couple of warm-up throws before the Olympic final as he wanted to preserve himself for the actual competition. “I wanted to do my best during the actual competition and preserve energy. The medal was in the actual competition only,” he said.