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Olympic-bound thrower Neeraj Chopra believes sacrifices he is making now will be worthwile if he performs well at the Tokyo Olympics next year.
The India's top javelin throwers Neeraj Chopra along with Shivpal Singh who began their month-long training camp at the Kalinga Stadium on Friday aiming to put a good show at the Olympics next year.
The Indian team of elite javelin throwers including Neeraj Chopra, Shivpal Singh and Annu Rani led by coaches Uwe Hohn and Dr. Klaus began their one-month long training camp at the Kalinga Stadium in Bhubaneswar from Friday.
The team has shifted base from NIS Patiala. The other two athletes in the group are Rohit Yadav and Rajinder Singh.
'Hope to do well in Tokyo Olympics'
Fondly remembering his experience in the city during the Asian Athletics Championships 2017, where he won gold, star javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra said, “We are here for the training for Olympics 2021. In 2017, I won gold here and have fond memories of the city. With our best efforts we are hoping to do well at the Olympics.”
Safety of squad being priority, detailed Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) has been prepared for the team training, which lays down numerous COVID-19 protocols and guidelines in an exhaustive manner.