Neeraj, boxer Lovlina Borgohain and Manpreet gave some interesting replies in a candid rapid-fire Q&A video tweeted by Sports Minister Anurag Thakur on Friday.
“A Candid Rapid Fire Round with Olympic Medalists @Neeraj_chopra1 @LovlinaBorgohai @manpreetpawar07 Check this out,” Anurag Thakur tweeted.
The Indian men’s hockey team ended a 41-year medal drought by clinching the bronze medal in Tokyo Olympics and the skipper said he called his mother right after the win to inform her.
“I called my mom as my father’s dream was to see me win a medal at the Olympics but when the dream got achieved, he was not with us,” said Manpreet in the video.
A Candid Rapid Fire Roundwith India’s 🇮🇳 Olympic Medalists@Neeraj_chopra1@LovlinaBorgohai@manpreetpawar07Chec… https://t.co/ufKlRYoO0l
— Anurag Thakur (@ianuragthakur) 1628835732000
While Lovlina also called home after she won a medal, Olympic gold medallist Neeraj called former India javelin-thrower Jai Choudhary.
“I talked to Jai Choudhary, who is my senior,” said Neeraj.
Meanwhile, Manpreet jokingly said he would have been a truck driver in Dubai if he wasn’t playing hockey for India.
Answering what scares them the most, Manpreet said it’s when he doesn’t tell the truth to his mother, whileoxer Lovlina said she is scared of heights and Neeraj said he doesn’t fear anything.
The Tokyo Games were conducted with Covid-safety restrictions and all the events were held behind closed doors. About 11,000 athletes from over 200 countries competed at the Olympics. India recorded its best-ever haul at the Games with seven medals (one gold, two silver, and four bronze).