Neeraj Chopra is training in Turkey for the 2022 IAAF World Championships » FirstSportz

Neeraj Chopra
Neeraj Chopra

The 2022 season will be busy for Indian track and field athletes as the 2022 World Athletics Championships, Commonwealth Games and Asian Games are scheduled to take place within three months from the World Championships in July.

Neeraj Choprathe reigning Olympic champion in the men’s javelin, will be looking to defend his 2018 CWG and Asiad gold medals and would also eye a first World Championship medal, with the elusive 90m throw being an added incentive.

Accordingly, the athlete and his team have drawn up his training schedule for the year. As several publications report, Neeraj is his German coach Klaus Bartonietzand physiotherapist Ishaan Marwaha will participate in a 44-day Sports Authority of India sanctioned training camp at Gloria Sports Arena in Antalya, Turkey from March 28th to May 11th.

the Times of India The report states that the government will spend Rs 50,000 per day on Neeraj’s stay, with his six-week training stay costing a total of Rs 22,38,394. Neeraj had submitted an application to the Indian Athletics Association (AFI) for an off-season training camp, which was forwarded to the SAI, which approved the proposal.

Neeraj told TOI in an interview: “After my winter training stay in the United States, the exposure trip to Turkey will be an important part of my preparation phase for a challenging 2022 season. I look forward to continuing my training and working hard to be in the best possible shape and do my best in the competitions I aim for this year . This year I will participate in Diamond Leagues, Worlds, CWG and Asian Games. It’s a challenging 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 preparing for these events. My efforts would be aimed at staying injury free and focusing on my fitness level.”

Neeraj was previously part of a training camp at the US’s Chula Vista Elite Athlete Training Center. The camp began on December 5th and was due to conclude on March 4th, but was briefly extended. This year’s World Championships will also take place in Oregon, USA, from July 15th to 24th. Neeraj is currently training with Patiala and will fly to Turkey later this month.

According to a Sportskeeda report, Neeraj will not take part in the Federation Cup, which will be held in Kozhikode, Kerala in April. He is also a question for the Doha Diamond League on May 13.

Neeraj has not been seen competing since winning historic Olympic gold in August last year. Neeraj Chopra is training in Turkey for the 2022 IAAF World Championships » FirstSportz

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