Tokyo Olympics: India's thrilling show in the Tokyo Olympics 2020 held this year amidst the Covid-19 pandemic is nothing short of euphoria. But what came as a coating to the cake was the winning of the first field and track Gold medal at Olympics by Javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra. It was our National Anthem moment at the podium after waiting for a bit too long. The celebrations back home in India were crazy as it was a moment of pride for 135 crore Countrymen. But wait, the celebrations were not just restricted to our country but also crossed the borders and reached a 130-resident remote village in south-west Germany. You must be thinking how come? So here's the answer.
The small village of Oberschlettenbach in Germany also joined the celebrations of Neeraj Chopra winning a gold medal in the Olympics Javelin final. And this is because the man behind this huge success is none other than Dr Klaus Bartonietz, who hails from this village. Coach Bartonietz is a celebrity in his village the 73-year-old biomechanical expert, Bartonietz who has been coaching Neeraj Chopra, played an indispensable part in this victory. Back home, Bartonietz has been flooded with congratulatory calls and messages from a host of people. The Indian Express reported that since his return to his village, Bartonietz has been surrounded by enthusiastic neighbours who watched the Olympics Javelin final where Chopra created history.
The German coach Dr. Klaus Bartonietz is now nothing less than a celebrity in his village. Speaking with the Indian Express, Bartonietz told that his neighbours were particularly impressed by the way Neeraj Chopra raised his hands in a winning gesture even before he saw where the javelin landed and was confident of victory.