When asked about Neeraj Chopra’s gold medal-winning performance in javelin at the Athletics World Championships, where Pakistani athlete Arshad Nadeem won the silver, Chopra’s uncle Bhim Chopra said, “Consider it a scenario where Asia secures two medals. That’s the way to see it.”

Speaking to the media (video above), Bhim Chopra said, “Arshad Nadeem is a big fan of Neeraj, he considers Nadeem his idol. I think 10 to 20 per cent of Neeraj’s fan following is from Pakistan.”

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