Neeraj Chopra will participate in domestic competition for the first time in three years, it will be organized in Bhubaneswar

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Olympic and world champion javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra has decided to participate in the National Federation Cup to be held in Bhubaneswar from May 12 to 15, and this will be the first time in the last three years that the star athlete will participate in the domestic competition. .

New Delhi . Olympic and world champion javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra has confirmed his participation in the National Federation Cup to be held in Bhubaneswar from May 12 to 15, making it the first time in the last three years that the star athlete will be participating in the domestic competition. Will take. The 26-year-old star player is likely to arrive in India after starting his season on May 10 in the first leg of the prestigious Diamond League series in Doha. Indian Athletics Federation tweeted, “As per the entries, Neeraj Chopra and Kishore Kumar Jena will participate in the domestic competition starting from May 12 in Bhubaneswar.”

Chopra’s coach Klaus Bartonietz also confirmed to PTI that the star athlete will participate in the competition to be held in Bhubaneswar. According to the schedule released on Wednesday, the qualifying rounds of men’s javelin throw event will be held on May 14 while the final will be held on May 15. 28-year-old Kishor Jena, who finished second behind Chopra and won a silver medal at the Hangzhou Asian Games, will also participate in the Doha Diamond League on May 10. Chopra had last participated in the domestic competition on March 17, 2021 and had won the gold medal by throwing the javelin 87.80 meters.

After this, Chopra won a historic gold medal in the Tokyo Olympics. He became Diamond League champion in 2022 and world champion in 2023. She also defended her title at the Asian Games in China. Chopra meanwhile also won three individual stages of the Diamond League and secured a silver medal at the World Championships in 2022. However, this Indian player has so far failed to touch the distance of 90 meters. His personal best performance is 89.94 meters which is also a national record.

Disclaimer: CricketInFocus has not edited this news. This news has been published from PTI-language feed.



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