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TOPS approve extension of training in Turkey for Neeraj Chopra

The Target Olympic Podium Scheme of the SAI has granted Olympic gold medalist Neeraj Chopra's request for financial help of INR 5.5 lakh for the continuation of his offseason workouts in Turkey. Chopra is currently training in Antalya at the Gloria Sports Arena, preparing for the CWG.
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newsathleticsa month ago

Neeraj Chopra to face world no.1 Johannes Vetter at the Paavo Nurmi Games

Tokyo 2020 gold medalist Neeraj Chopra will face world no.1, Johannes Vetter, from Germany, and also the world champion Anderson Peters from Grenada, at the Paavo Nurmi Games 2022 in Turku, Finland on June 14. This will be Chopra's first international competition since he won the historic gold.
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newsathletics2 months ago

World Athletics Championship 2022 | India in line to get second-ever medal with Neeraj Chopra in focus

Anju Bobby George's bronze in the women's long jump at the 2003 World Championship remains India's only medal at the tournament. But this time the Indian team will have a chance to change that at the latest edition of the World Championship which will be hosted in Oregon, USA from July 15 to 24.
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newsathletics3 months ago

Tokyo gold medalist Neeraj Chopra nominated for Laureus Breakthrough of the Year award 2022

India's Neeraj Chopra has been nominated for the coveted Laureus World Breakthrough of the Year 2022 award for his historic gold medal victory in the Tokyo 2020 Olympics. He is just the third Indian to be nominated for a Laureus Award, following wrestler Vinesh Phogat and Sachin Tendulkar.
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newsathletics5 months ago

Neeraj Chopra aims to hit 90m mark consistently in 2022

Indian javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra is of the opinion that he needs to consistently breach the 90m mark, to be able to maintain his top standards. His personal best stands at 88.07m currently, which he had set in March 2021, and later went on to win gold at Tokyo Olympics with a throw of 87.58m.
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newsathletics6 months ago

Neeraj Chopra confident of breaching the 90m mark soon

Tokyo Olympics gold medalist Neeraj Chopra is hopeful of crossing the 90m in the javelin, as he returns to training once again, after his historic feat back in August. The Haryana lad had cliched the historic medal with a throw of 87.58m a little short of his personal best mark of 88.07m.
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newsathletics7 months ago

Neeraj Chopra resumes practice, two-and-a-half months after Tokyo triumph

2020 Tokyo Olympics gold medallist Neeraj Chopra resumed his training, two months after his historic feat, at the National Institute of Sports, in Patiala. The Indian will be defending his Commonwealth Games and Asian Games titles next year, along with an eye on the world championships.
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newsathletics7 months ago

Tokyo gold medalist Neeraj Chopra to start training soon for 2022 season

Tokyo Olympics gold medalist Neeraj Chopra is all set to get back to training, and prepare for the upcoming tournaments, which include the Commonwealth Games, Asian Games, and the World Championship. The national camp will begin on October 15, and as many as 148 athletes will be part of it.
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newsathletics7 months ago

Cut off my long hair as it was hampering my concentration, reveals Neeraj Chopra

Neeraj Chopra recently revealed that he chopped off his long hair just ahead of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics as it constantly kept falling on his eyes and it hampered his concentration. The track and field athlete claimed a gold medal with a throw of 87.58m at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.
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newsathletics7 months ago

Neeraj Chopra keen to continue partnership with coach Klaus Bartonietz

In a recent media event, star Javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra made it clear that he would like to continue training under German coach Klaus Bartonietz, till the Paris 2024 Games. Chopra had started training with him in 2019, prior to which the Indian was training under legendary Uwe Hohn.
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