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Neeraj Chopra won the gold medal in javelin throw at the Tokyo Olympics last year, which was not only India’s first gold in athletics, but also India’s first medal in track and field.
Neeraj Chopra, who gave India a strong identity in world athletics, is now going to return to the competition again soon. Neeraj, who won the historic gold medal in javelin throw at the Tokyo Olympics last year, is now going to participate in two big tournaments next month, through which he will return after almost a year. For this, after training in America and Turkey for a long time, he is now going to Finland, where he will prepare for the Pavo Nurmi tournament and then the Diamond League. For this, he has got permission from the Sports Ministry. Sports Authority of India (SAI) has announced this.
Neeraj Chopra, who is training in Antalya, Turkey, is now going to shift his training base to Finland. Neeraj is currently training at Gloria Sports Arena in Turkey. The Pavo Nurmi Games will be held in Finland next month, through which Neeraj is going to return to the field. In the same tournament, he will face German superstar Johannes Vetter on June 14.
Preparation for four weeks in Finland
Neeraj, 24, will leave for practice at the Kuortane Olympic Training Center in Finland till June 22 on Thursday, 26 May. Giving information about Neeraj’s training, SAI said, the four-week training session has been approved by the Government’s Target Olympic Podium Scheme (TOPS) and will cost the Sports Ministry about Rs 9.8 lakh. From Kuortane, Niraj will leave for Turku where he will take part in the Pavo Nurmi Games, which will be followed by the Kuortane Games and then the Diamond League in Stockholm.
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— Neeraj Chopra (@Neeraj_chopra1) May 22, 2022
Will Neeraj cross 90 meters?
Now everyone’s eyes are on Neeraj Chopra, who won the first medal of athletics in the Olympics and the first gold. Everyone wants to see whether he will be able to cross the 90 meter mark or not. Neeraj’s personal best is 88.07m and he won the gold medal in Tokyo Olympics with a throw of 87.58m. Following the success of Tokyo, he will take part in the Pavo Nurmi Games, one of the biggest track and field tournaments after the Diamond League, for the first time in 10 months.
He will again take part in the Kuortane Games in Finland on June 18, in which he finished third last year. He also plans to take part in the top-tier Diamond League event in Stockholm on June 30, before attending the World Championships to be held in Eugene, US, from July 15-24.