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Neeraj Chopra to train in Turkey after Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports accepts proposal

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The Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports’ (MYAS) Mission Olympic Cell (MOC) accepted Olympic Gold Medallist Neeraj Chopra’s proposal to train at Gloria Sports Arena, Turkey for 61 days.

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Neeraj trained at Gloria Sports Arena under Target Olympic Podium Scheme (TOPS) funding last year as well. He will head to Turkey on the 1st of April and will remain there till the 31st of May, 2023.

The TOPS funding will cover Neeraj Chopra, his coach Klaus Bartonietz and his Physiotherapist’s Airfare, Boarding & Lodging, Medical Insurance, and Local Transportation costs among others.

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The ace Javelin thrower had been training in South Africa’s Potchefstroom ahead of the upcoming season. Neeraj has so far failed to breach the 90m mark, which possibly will be his target in the upcoming year.

With major events such as the World Championships, Asian Games, and the Diamond League Final approaching, Neeraj Chopra must hope to remain at his peak for the marquee events.

Meanwhile, other notable proposals were sanctioned by the MOC members during the meeting. They are Financial assistance towards procurement of Golf Set equipment and hiring of a personal coach, fitness & Nutrition trainer for Deaf Olympics Gold Medalist Diksha Dagar, and Financial assistance for badminton player Priyanshu Rajawat towards participation in Swiss Open, Spain Masters & Orleans Masters, and for shuttler Sankar Muthusamy towards participation in Orlen Polish Open and Slovenia Yonex Open.

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