Tokyo Olympics: SAI gives Neeraj Chopra and Vinesh Phogat a chance to continue practicing in Europe

The javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra and wrestler Vinesh Phogat will continue practicing in their respective European destinations until July 25 before heading to the Tokyo Olympics, the Sports Authority of India (SAI) said on Friday. The 23-year-old recently made his comeback on the international circuit. He topped Lisbon with a distance of 83.16m on a tour of Europe’s practice-cum-competition.

The Mission Olympic Cell (MOC) on Friday approved the proposal of the SII’s review committee for their plans to stay abroad until the Tokyo Games. According to the SAI announcement, ‘Neeraj Chopra, who has been residing in Portugal since June 6, has been working with his trainer, Dr Kapoor since June 21. Klaus Bartonietz and a physiotherapist in Uppsala, Sweden, have proposed to start training with a total of Rs 34.87 lakh. Is. Vineesh Phogat is in Europe from April and has been allowed to practice before heading to the Olympics.

He said, “The proposal includes a 10-day training camp in Tallinn, Estonia, followed by a 16-day camp in Budapest, Hungary. Coach Volar Echoes and physiotherapist Purnima Raman help with practice in Nagomandir. His proposal for this is Rs 9.01 lakh. “Through the annual calendar of training and competition and the Target Olympic Podium Scheme (TOPS), the government has spent Rs. 1.61 crore on Neeraj and Rs.

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Another Indian Olympic ticket wrestler, Bajrang Punia, who practices in Russia, has been given the services of under-23 world champion Mirza Shulukhia. The MOC has proposed to add the men’s 65kg freestyle wrestler Bajrang Punia to the men’s 65kg freestyle wrestler Bajrang Punia in Vladikovskaya, Russia, as an additional sparring partner (assistant for exercise) in the 70kg category.

He said he is already training with the 70kg world champion (2019) David Bev. His new proposal for a cost of Rs 2.53 lakh has been approved. The government has so far spent Rs 2.06 crore during this Olympic cycle. Punia recently decided not to participate in the ranking tournament in Poland, preferring to practice in Russia.

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