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Tokyo Olympics gold medallist Neeraj Chopra has kickstarted his 90-day off-season training at the Chula Vista Elite Athlete Training Centre in California, USA.
The 23-year-old has started his preparation for the upcoming 2022 World Athletics Championships, Commonwealth Games, and Asian Games in the prestigious training center. The state-of-the-art facility is spread over 155 acres, is one of the world’s finest training and competition venues.
Neeraj took it to Twitter to announce his plans for the forthcoming season. He wrote: “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. Immensely grateful to DG sir, @Media_SAI, the TOPS and @afiindia teams, and everyone involved in making this happen.”
Coach Klaus Bartonietz will also be traveling with Neeraj Chopra. The training camp will conclude on March 4, 2021. Neeraj is preparing for the packed season which includes the World Championships in Oregon, USA, the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham, United Kingdom, and the Asian Games in Hangzhou, China.
Sports Authority of India (SAI)on Friday approved the proposal to enable Olympic champion to travel to the USA. Initially, it was planned that the Neeraj would train in Potchefstroom in South Africa however due to the new COVID-19 strain on the horizon the training camp was shifted to the US.