Olympic hero Neeraj Chopra mobbed by fans in Delhi Airport


Neeraj Chopra, India’s first track and field athlete to win a gold medal for the country, landed in New Delhi with the rest of the Indian contingent yesterday evening. Neeraj got a taste of his new-found fame and he was mobbed by fans at the airport. Medallists including Neeraj Chopra, Bajrang Punia, Ravi Kumar Dahiya, Lovlina and members of the men’s and women’s hockey teams returned to India after the completion of the Olympic Games.

The seven medallists will be felicitated at a function at the Ashoka Hotel in Chanakyapuri. They were taken straight to the hotel from the airport. The security at the airport was unusually tight and multiple forces including the Indo-Tibetan Border Force, and Central Industrial Security Force were pressed into service to control hundreds of fans who came to the airport to welcome the Olympic heroes.
Entry was restricted outside the premises of the airport as well. A team of senior police officials under the Airport Police station checked Terminal-2 and Terminal-3 before the flight carrying the Indian athletes landed in the evening.



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