Thursday, July 25, 2024

Olympic gold medalist Neeraj Chopra to make comeback at Paavo Nurmi Video games

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The Olympic gold medalist and world champion javelin thrower, Neeraj Chopra, was compelled to take a break in his profession on account of minor well being points. He’ll return to the Paavo Nurmi Video games in Finland on Tuesday (18). The 26-year-old champion hopes to proceed his build-up to the Paris Video games in opposition to German Max Dehning, the youngest member of the coveted 90-meter membership, which Chopra aspires to enter.

The 19-year-old athlete is seen as an enormous competitor for Chopra, who will defend his Tokyo Video games gold medal in Paris. Native favourite Oliver Helander, who defeated Chopra within the 2022 version of the one-day competitors, may even be competing.

Chopra received a silver medal in 2022 with a throw of 89.30m, his private finest on the time. He later improved this to 89.94m on the Stockholm leg of the Diamond League the identical yr. Two-time world champion Anderson Peters from Grenada and 2012 Olympic champion Keshorn Walcott from Trinidad and Tobago may even compete.

Chopra withdrew from final month’s Ostrava Golden Spike as a precaution after feeling discomfort in his adductor muscular tissues (interior thigh muscular tissues). He began his season on the Doha Diamond League in Could, ending second with a remaining throw of 88.36m, his ninth-best mark.

Jakub Vadlejch, who beat Chopra within the Doha Diamond League, won’t be competing right here. Chopra additionally participated within the Nationwide Federation Cup Senior Athletics Championships in Bhubaneswar, the place he received the gold medal with a throw of 82.27m.

After the Paavo Nurmi Video games, Chopra will compete within the Paris Diamond League on July 7. He has chosen to skip the Nationwide Inter-State Athletics in Panchkula, scheduled for June 27, to keep away from a busy schedule earlier than the Olympics.

Chopra mentioned, “Additional competitors schedule can be determined later in accordance with the state of affairs and my physique. In any other case, I’ll go to Paris from there (after competing in Turku),” after the Federation Cup.

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