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Neeraj Chopra is training in South Africa for the upcoming season. Watch




Star Indian javelin thrower and Olympic gold medalist Neeraj Chopra was on Wednesday seen training in Potchefstroom, South Africa for the upcoming season. The Sports Authority of India (SAI) shared visuals of Neeraj exercising and honing his javelin throwing skills on social media platform Twitter. Their training is funded under the Target Olympic Podium Scheme (TOPS), which aims to support Indian athletes with the aim of winning medals for India at the Olympics. SAI Media tweeted, “Watch an exclusive glimpse of Olympic and #TOPSchemeAthelete, @Neeraj_chopra1’s training session in Potchefstroom, South Africa. Here’s his excellent training funded under TOPS! Keep rockstar!”

Neeraj’s fans can see him at the World Athletics Championships in August, the Asian Games 2022 in China in September and the elite athletics competition Diamond League.

2022 was an amazing year for Neeraj though he missed the Commonwealth Games 2022 due to injury.

In June, he set a new national record and ended up with the silver medal at the Paavo Nurmi Games in Finland with a throw of 89.30m, bettering his previous national record of 88.07m which he had set in March last year in Patiala .

Again in June, she produced another impressive performance to win the gold medal at the 2022 Kuorten Games in Finland. Neeraj threw 86.69m in difficult and wet conditions to clinch the top prize.

At the World Athletics Championships in July, Neeraj Chopra created history by becoming only the second Indian and the first male track and field athlete to win a medal. He finished second and won the silver medal with a throw of 88.13m, realizing his goal of winning a world medal. Anju Bobby George had won a bronze medal for India in the long jump event before Neeraj.

In September, Chopra created history by becoming the first Indian to win the prestigious Diamond League Trophy, a top-level athletics competition, achieving one of the biggest victories of her career, achieving a best throw of 88.44 metres.

He now holds the javelin throw record at the Stockholm Diamond League with a throw of 89.94 metres, breaking his own record. He won the silver medal at the prestigious Diamond League meet in Stockholm, breaking his own previous record.

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