After clinching a gold medal at the 19th Asian Games, Neeraj believes he hasn’t reached his full potential and, as he prepares for the 2024 Paris Olympics, has set his eyes on not solely breaking the 90-meter barrier but additionally establishing it as the brand new normal.
“This season, somewhere in terms of distance, I felt slightly bad, I had injuries through the season. I wanted to end the 90m question this season, sorry I was not able to,” Neeraj stated throughout a digital interplay.
“So I have to find in myself what I can do, what mindset I can make that I can achieve my potential because I feel I am still a lot away from that,” he added.
The athlete stated that his objective going into the Paris Olympics was to stay injury-free. “Injuries affect technique and affect concentration. The goal will be to remain injury-free this season. I am happy that I pushed myself and ended with a season-best effort. But it also made me wonder if I were fit and 100 per cent in my technique then how long could I have thrown,” Neeraj stated.
“So I have to find in myself what I can do, what mindset I can make that I can achieve my potential because I feel I am still a lot away from that.,” he added.Neeraj stated probably the most fulfilling facet of this season was winning the World Championships title and efficiently defending his Asian Games gold medal whereas being injured.
I’m completely satisfied I received the world champion title and defended my Asian Games gold, so the season was actually good. But someplace about distance, I felt I might have gone additional,” Neeraj stated.
“We have improved a lot and athletes from other countries are feeling that India has arrived. On me personally, I have the World Championship, silver in Diamond League and now a gold in the Asian Games, I am very happy,” Neeraj additional added.