The Union Sports Ministry has approved Olympic gold medalist Neeraj Chopra and three other athletes to train abroad under TOPS (Target Olympic Podium Scheme). The government will spend about Rs 94 lakh on these athletes.
The government has taken a big decision to help star javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra and three other athletes. The Union Sports Ministry has approved training of these players abroad under TOPS (Target Olympic Podium Scheme). The government will spend about Rs 94 lakh on Neeraj Chopra and three athletes. For this he has released funds. These players will participate in different camps abroad.
These days Neeraj is preparing for the next season. Neeraj ended the 2022 season in style. He won the gold medal in the Diamond League final held in Zurich in September with a throw of 88.84 metres. He became the first Indian to win the Diamond League Final trophy. Neeraj did not participate in this year’s Commonwealth Games due to injury.
Neeraj’s target is to touch the 90-meter mark and he is preparing for the same. In the next season, Neeraj has to participate in the World Championship in 2023. This tournament will be held next year from August 19 to 27 in Budapest, the capital of Hungary. At the same time, after this the Asian Games are to be played in Gwangju, China. The qualification process for the 2024 Paris Olympics will also start next year.