Olymoic-bound star Indian javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra has reached Portugal to participate in an occasion in Lisbon on June 10, which is able to mark his return to worldwide competitors after greater than a 12 months. Chopra, who has not taken half in any worldwide occasion after qualifying for the Tokyo Olympics in January final 12 months in South Africa, reached Lisbon on Sunday.
“Chopra will participate in a contest in Lisbon on June 10. We are attempting for different occasions additionally, together with the Karlstad Grand Prix in Sweden on June 22,” a supply within the Athletics Federation of India advised PTI on Monday.
“In Lisbon, he’ll be capable of practice in addition to participate in competitors. That’s a very powerful factor as many international locations have stipulated exhausting quarantine for arriving Indians.”
The CEO of JSW Sports activities, Chopra’s sponsors, Parth Jindal stated the reigning Asian and Commonwealth Video games champion has reached Portugal.
“After relentless efforts from @TheJSWGroup Delhi workplace – numerous observe ups by way of @KirenRijiju workplace and MEA @jswsports is comfortable to share that each @Neeraj_chopra1 and @BajrangPunia have arrived in Portugal and Russia respectively to additional their coaching,” he tweeted.
Sports activities Minister appreciated the trouble of JSW Group.
“I admire the relentless efforts of @TheJSWGroup in supporting our elite athletes by way of @jswsports and involvement of @ParthJindal11 at private stage too.
“This type of assist from our company sector will assist India emerge as a terrific sporting nation.”
Chopra had spoken about lack of competitors hampering his Olympic build-up throughout an interplay a number of weeks in the past.