Bajrang Punia echoes Neeraj Chopra’s sentiments, says, ‘appreciate athletes whether from Pakistan or in various locations’

Indian wrestler Bajrang Punia echoed the identical sentiments as Tokyo Olympics gold medallist Neeraj Chopra, announcing sport ought to no longer be outmoded as a medium to discriminate. Punia’s assertion comes after javelin thrower Chopra talked about he used to be pained by the controversy surrounding his comments on Pakistani Arshad Nadeem the utilization of his javelin at some level of the Tokyo Video games and known as the total furore “propaganda geared toward pushing a filthy agenda.”

“Whether or no longer the athlete is from Pakistan or any other country, he represents his nation. He is a sportsperson first. So it’s no longer admire we’ll declare something against that particular person because he is from Pakistan. There ought to be appreciate for athletes,” wrestler Bajrang, who received the bronze medal in the Tokyo Olympics, told The Indian Particular.

“I haven’t considered Neeraj’s video, but sport teaches us how to remain united, in bid of discriminating. When I meet wrestlers from Russia, USA, it’s continually very cordial, it doesn’t primarily feel admire we’re opponents; we’re all admire brothers. The aggressive spirit is on the mat top possible,” Bajrang added.

Earlier, Neeraj Chopra tried to frigid down the storm raised by his revelation in an interview that Pakistan’s Arshad Nadeem had picked up his javelin sooner than the closing in Tokyo Olympics. Social media used to be up in fingers at this revelation, even blaming Nadeem for attempting some underhand ways to make an edge over eventual champion Chopra.

The 23-year-historical defended Arshad Nadeem’s motion and claimed that it used to be well within the tips.

“An mountainous deal has been made about Pakistan’s Arshad Nadeem picking up my javelin sooner than the males’s final at Tokyo Olympics. We are able to reduction out non-public javelin in the rack and any of the opposite athletes can disclose it as well – that’s the rule of thumb. There’s nothing spoiled in that because he used to be making ready for his throw and I was making ready for mine,” Neeraj Chopra talked about in a video posted on his social media legend.

“I’m upset that the kind of mountainous deal has been made out of the incident while the utilization of my name. I search recordsdata from to all americans, please don’t make that. Sports actions sabhi ko milke chalna sikhata hai. Hum sab javelin thrower aapas mein pyar se rehte hain, koi bhi aisi baat na karein jisse humko thes pohonche,” the Olympics gold medallist added.

mrii aap sbhii s vintii h kii mr comments ko apn gd ejddaa ko aag bddhaan kaa maadhym n bnaae / Sports actions hm sbko ekjtt hokr saath rhnaa sikhaataa h aur kmtt krn s phl khl okay rls jaannaa jrrii hotaa h

— Neeraj Chopra (@Neeraj_chopra1) August 26, 2021

“I was hunting for my javelin in the origin of the closing in Olympics. I was no longer able to finding it. , I seen Arshad Nadem used to be transferring around with my javelin. Then I told him, ‘Bhai give this javelin to me, it is a ways my javelin! I comprise to throw with it’. He gave it reduction to me. That’s why or no longer it is a ways a must to comprise considered I took my first throw hurriedly,” Neeraj talked about in an interview to TOI.

Soon after his assertion Arshad Nadeem started trending on Twitter but this time for the total spoiled causes. And now a video of the incident has gone viral on social media.

While Neeraj clinched India’s gold alongside with his effort at Tokyo Olympics, his Pakistani opponent Arshad Nadeem performed fifth. The Indian’s greatest menace and world chief Johannes Vetter didn’t fabricate any affect. 

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