Neeraj Chopra, who created history at the Tokyo Olympics 2020 by clinching a gold medal in the men’s javelin throw final, had to leave a ceremony in Panipat midway due to high fever on Tuesday (August 17).
Olympics gold medallist had fever when he joined the rest of the Indian contingent at Independence Day but he had tested negative for Covid-19 a few days back. At the ceremony in Panipat, Chopra got down from the stage due to fever and was taken to the hospital.
He was looking uncomfortable during the ceremony as he had been attending a car rally since morning from Delhi to Panipat which took him more than six hours to reach Panipat. The heat seems to have taken a toll on Neeraj who had also been taking medicines Neeraj’s family confirmed to media.
Since his arrival from Tokyo Olympics 2020, Chopra has been the center of attraction and has been attending several felicitation ceremonies in different parts of the country. Preparations were in place for a grand welcome of Neeraj in his hometown.