Olympic gold medalist and World Champion Javelin Thrower Neeraj Chopra has recently met Tennis legend, Roger Federer. The former is the second Gold medal winner in individual sports after Abhinav Bindra. On the other hand, Federer doesn’t need much of an introduction. He holds multiple records. Meanwhile, a legend of Tennis and a future legend of Athletics met each other.
An absolute honour to meet a sporting icon, whose career has been and continues to be an inspiration to people.
— Neeraj Chopra (@Neeraj_chopra1) January 25, 2024
Meanwhile, in an interview, Federer was in awe of Chopra.
“It’s a dream come true for me to meet Roger Federer here in Zurich. I have always admired his skill, his spirit of true sportsmanship and his ability to inspire millions around the world. Today, however, what inspired me the most was his humility and his easy-going charm that made me feel so comfortable in his presence. We had a wonderful time exchanging notes about our respective passions and life’s experiences on and off the field,” Neeraj said after the meeting at Zurich’s La Réserve Eden au Lac.
“I am amazed by how much Neeraj has achieved personally and for his country through his grit and determination. It’s been great to meet him here in Zurich,” the 20-time Grand Slam winner said.
“It was very nice meeting you. Thank you for the advice, I will follow,” wrote Neeraj on the jersey he presented to the Swiss legend.