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NEW DELHI: Olympic javelin champion Neeraj Chopra will travel to Antalya in Turkey for a 44-day training trip to prepare for the World Championships in Athletics in Oregon in the United States and other events major multi-sport events this competitive season, TOI has learned.
The Tokyo Games gold medalist will attend a Sports Authority of India (SAI)-sanctioned training camp at the Gloria Sports Arena in Antalya from March 28 to May 11. He will be accompanied by his German coach, Dr. Klaus Bartonietz, and physiotherapist Ishaan. Marwaha.
The government will spend 50,000 rupees a day for Neeraj’s stay, with his six-week training course costing 22,38,394 rupees. Neeraj had applied to the Athletics Federation of India (AFI) for an off-season training camp, and the same was forwarded to SAI, who approved the proposal.

“After my winter training stint in the United States, the exhibition trip to Turkey will be an important part of my preparation phase ahead of a difficult 2022 season. I look forward to continuing my training and working hard to be in in the best possible shape and perform to the best of my ability in targeted competitions this year,” Neeraj told TOI.
“This year I will be competing in the Diamond Leagues, Worlds, CWG and Asian Games. It’s a tough year for me. I will be competing in Europe for most of this season so this trip to Antalya will help me a lot in the preparation for these events. My efforts would be to be injury free and focus on my fitness level,” added Neeraj.
The exhibition trip will serve as a pre-season camp for Neeraj to prepare for Worlds, the CWG in Birmingham and the Asian Games in Hangzhou later this year. Neeraj had been training at the Chula Vista Elite Athlete Training Center in the United States since December 5 last year and was due to return home after March 4, following the end of his 90-day off-season camp. days. But the Indian bowler, who is also the defending CWG and Asian Games champion, had extended his stay in the United States.