Tokyo Olympics 2021: Javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra reaches Portugal, to compete on June 10

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Neeraj Chopra has not participated successful immoderate planetary lawsuit aft qualifying for the Tokyo Olympics successful January past twelvemonth successful South Africa. He volition vie astatine the Meeting Cidade de Lisboa (Meeting, City of Lisbon) connected June 10 astatine Lisbon University Stadium.

Javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra

Javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra (Courtesy: Reuters)

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Neeraj Chopra had breached his ain nationalist grounds with a propulsion of 88.07m successful Patiala
  • Neeraj had qualified for the Olympics with a propulsion of 87.86m
  • Neeraj had spoken astir deficiency of contention hampering his Olympic build-up

Tokyo Olypmpic-bound prima javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra has reached Portugal to instrumentality portion successful an lawsuit successful Lisbon connected June 10. Neeraj volition beryllium participating successful an planetary contention aft much than a year.

The 23-year-old had spoken astir deficiency of contention hampering his Olympic build-up during an enactment a fewer weeks ago.

The CEO of JSW Sports, Chopra''s sponsors, Parth Jindal said the reigning Asian and Commonwealth Games champion has reached Portugal.

"After relentless efforts from @TheJSWGroup Delhi bureau - countless travel ups done @KirenRijiju bureau and MEA @jswsports is blessed to stock that some @Neeraj_chopra1 and @BajrangPunia person arrived successful Portugal and Russia respectively to further their training," helium tweeted.

After relentless efforts from @TheJSWGroup Delhi bureau - countless travel ups done @KirenRijiju bureau and MEA @jswsports is blessed to stock that some @Neeraj_chopra1 and @BajrangPunia person arrived successful Portugal and Russia respectively to further their grooming @ManishMalhotra

— Parth Jindal (@ParthJindal11) June 7, 2021

Chopra, who has not taken portion successful immoderate planetary lawsuit aft qualifying for the Tokyo Olympics successful January past twelvemonth successful South Africa, reached Lisbon connected Sunday. He volition vie astatine the Meeting Cidade de Lisboa (Meeting, City of Lisbon) connected June 10 astatine Lisbon University Stadium.

Sports Minister appreciated the effort of JSW Group.

"I admit the relentless efforts of @TheJSWGroup successful supporting our elite athletes done @jswsports and engagement of @ParthJindal11 astatine idiosyncratic level too.

"This benignant of enactment from our firm assemblage volition assistance India look arsenic a large sporting nation."

I admit the relentless efforts of @TheJSWGroup successful supporting our elite athletes done @jswsports and engagement of @ParthJindal11 astatine idiosyncratic level too. This benignant of enactment from our firm assemblage volition assistance India look arsenic a large sporting nation. https://t.co/3tDnAuYqDL

— Kiren Rijiju (@KirenRijiju) June 7, 2021

Neeraj was expected to permission for Europe past week for a training-cum-competition stint but it was delayed by a fewer days owed to visa related issues.

Chopra had breached his ain nationalist grounds with a propulsion of 88.07m successful Patiala successful the Indian Grand Prix 3 successful March.

He had qualified for the Olympics with a propulsion of 87.86m, which bettered the qualifying people of 85m, astatine an lawsuit astatine Potchefstroom, South Africa, successful January past year.

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