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newsathletics6 days 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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newsathletics12 days 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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newsathletics19 days 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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newsathletics20 days 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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newsathleticsa month ago

AFI president opens up on javelin coach Uwe Hohn sacking, says athletes didn't want to train with him

Javelin coach Uwe Hohn was sacked from the position after the Tokyo Olympics, as other Indian throwers - Annu Rani and Shivpal - failed to make an impact in the Games. AFI president Adille Sumariwala has opened up about the whole issue and said that the sacking was purely on non-performance.
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newsathleticsa month ago

AFI set to restructure junior programme to identify more talents

The AFI has decided to restructure its junior program to be able to build on the success of javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. However, apart from Neeraj and discus thrower Kamalpreet Kaur, no Indian athlete had made it to the medal rounds, in Tokyo.
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newsathleticsa month ago

Neeraj Chopra's coach Uwe Hohn sacked, AFI not satisfied with performance

Indian javelin team's coach Uwe Hohn has been sacked after Tokyo 2020. Even though Neeraj Chopra continued to blossom during his tenure, other throwers could not prove their mettle on the big stages. Now AFI will appoint two coaches for the javelin team. Hohn had started coaching in India in 2017.
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newsathletics2 months ago

Neeraj Chopra's family had to be persuaded by army officers to let him join Rajputana Rifles

Neeraj Chopra’s family had to be persuaded to let him join the Indian Army to secure his future as an athlete. The Subedar ranked officer of the Rajputana Rifles created history by becoming the first-ever Indian to claim an individual Olympic medal in track and field events in 121 years.
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newsathletics2 months ago

Neeraj Chopra to visit Milkha Singh's house in Chandigarh soon

Neeraj Chopra’s wish to visit the house of legendary sprinter Milkha Singh will be fulfilled soon, with the Punjab sports minister Rana Gurmit Singh Sodhi set to arrange for the same. The javelin thrower claimed a historic gold medal at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics last month, with a throw of 87.60m.
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featureathletics2 months ago

Tokyo Olympics | Solitary medal in athletics not enough; Indian athletes better for far more

During the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, there were a host of athletes who made it to the finals of their respective track and field events, but only Neeraj Chopra went on to win a medal. Having said that, had some of them achieved their PBs or equalled them, they could have been among the medals too.
Madhav Agarwal