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Indian Grand Prix 2021 | Neeraj Chopra battles wind to shatter his national record at Indian Grand Prix

Indian javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra shattered his national record to script a new one with a throw of 88.07m during the third Indian Grand Prix. One of India’s brightest medal prospects, the athlete has already qualified for the 2021 Tokyo Olympics last year during an event in South Africa
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newsathletics2 months ago

2021 Tokyo Olympics | Would be good if athletes get vaccinated before Games, asserts Neeraj Chopra

Neeraj Chopra - one of India’s primary medal prospects in the upcoming 2021 Tokyo Olympics has stated that it would be good if the athletes can get vaccinated for Covid-19 before the mega event kicks-off. The Sports Minister has already announced that the athletes would be vaccinated on priority.
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newsathleticsa year ago

Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games | Neeraj Chopra achieves Qualifying standard

Neeraj Chopra marked a memorable comeback to competitive throwing, registering a best throw of 87.86m to win the ACNW League Meeting in Potchefstroom. With the throw, the reigning Commonwealth and Asian Champion became the first Indian javelin thrower to qualify for the Olympics in Tokyo.
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newsathletics2 years ago

Neeraj Chopra, Hima Das named among national campers for period leading up to 2020 Olympics

Star javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra and teenage quarter-miler Hima Das appeared among the list of national campers named by the Athletics Federation of India (AFI) for the period up to the Tokyo Olympics next year. Dutee Chand has been named as part of the nine-member 4x100m relay team.
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newsathletics2 years ago

Athletics Federation of India asks Neeraj Chopra to pull out of nationals

Fearing that the star javeline thrower would further exacerbate his injury, the Athletics Federation of India (AFI) has asked Neeraj Chopra to pull out of the upcoming National Open Athletics meet. The athlete, sideline for a year with elbow injury, had to skip the World Championships in Doha.
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newsathletics2 years ago

Reports | Neeraj Chopra to return to action at National Open Athletics Championships in Ranchi

India’s star javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra will be returning to action at the National Open after a year as he had surgery for an elbow injury and missed this April's Asian Championships and the Worlds in Doha. Annu Rani, returning from the Worlds, will take part but Avinash Sable is doubtful.
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newsathletics2 years ago

Athletics World Championships | Confident M Sreeshankar looks to kick-start India’s campaign on a high

The 2019 Athletics World Championship kicks off in Doha on Friday with M. Sreeshankar (Long Jump), the only Indian athlete participating on the opening day, eyeing a career-defining jump to get him into the finals of the event. Sreeshankar is the current national record holder at 8.20m.
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newsathletics2 years ago

Hima Das named in World Championships relay team after triumphant run of form

Hima Das has been picked by the Athletics Federation of India in the 25-member Indian squad of the relay team for the World Championships in Doha. With the Olympics in sight, Indian track and field fans will rest their hopes on the selected squad for a successful display at the World Championships.
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newsathletics2 years ago

Reports | Hima Das to step down from individual events at World C’ships

India’s ace sprinter Hima Das would reportedly not be participating in the individual events at the World Championships with federation focusing more on the success of 4x400m relay. It was also reported that she is suffering from a back injury but those claims were refuted by the national coach.
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newsathletics2 years ago

AFI appoints Neeraj Chopra as city captain for IAAF Run 24-1

After a successful first edition last year at the International Association of Athletics Federations’ Global Run Delhi 24-1, the Athletic Federation of India has named ace javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra as their city captain. In the last edition, quarter-miler Paramjit Singh was named the skipper.
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