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Neeraj Chopra: Olympic gold medallist begins off-season training in US, check details

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Neeraj Chopra: Olympic gold medallist begins off-season training in US, check details: For the first time since winning Olympic gold, Neeraj Chopra is finally returning to serious training. The javelin star has reached the United States and will train at the world-class facility in Chula Vista for 90 days along with coach Klaus Bartonietz. Follow Live updates on InsideSport.IN

“It’s time to put the past to rest and focus on the future. Have arrived for my off-season training and look forward to restarting the process of getting better,” Chopra tweeted.

Neeraj Chopra: Olympic gold medallist begins off-season training in US, check details

The 23-year-old has thus started preparing for the 2022 World Athletics Championships in USA, Commonwealth Games in Birmingham and Asian Games in China.

Neeraj has often  mentioned his desire for a World Athletics Championships medal and he will be fully focussed on ticking one more goal off his bucket list. He is already the reigning CWG and Asian champion.

Neeraj Chopra: Olympic gold medallist begins off-season training in US, check details

Earlier, the plan was for Neeraj Chopra to train in Potchefstroom, South Africa but that proposal had to be scrapped following the Omicron scare in the country.

The fresh proposal, moved by the Athletics Federation of India (AFI), was approved inside four hours to ensure that Chopra can fly out on Sunday. Given the uncertainty across the world, SAI decided not to wait for the Mission Olympic Cell meeting to approve the proposal.

“Immensely grateful to DG sir, @Media_SAI, the TOPS and @afiindia teams and everyone involved in making this happen,” Neeraj wrote.

Neeraj Chopra: Olympic gold medallist begins off-season training in US, check details

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