ISLAMABAD: India’s Olympic gold medalist Neeraj Chopra Thursday lashed out at the local media over misinterpreting his discussion with Pakistan’s javelin thrower Arshad Nadeem to fuel hatred.
Taking to Twitter, Neeraj Chopra asked the Indian media not to use his comments for their propaganda. He said: “Arshad Nadeem was not tampering with my javelin. He was just practising for his throw, and nothing else.”.
Neeraj Chopra said that he was “very disappointed with the false propaganda”. During the competition, the players hand over their personal javelins to the organisers, he added.
The Indian gold medalist said that the javelins are kept together and the players can use anyone’s javelin, adding that there is no specific rule about it.
Indian media misinterpreted his discussion with Pakistan’s Arshad Nadeem, he added.