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Explained: Paris 2024 track & field gold medal winners will get paid – why is this significant and what does Neeraj Chopra say about it?

[ad_1] When a track and field athlete stands on the top of the Olympic podium in Paris this summer, a gold medal will not be their only prize. For the first time, they will also be rewarded with a cheque.On Saturday, World Athletics announced a cash prize of $50,000 (approx Rs 41.6 lakh) for each gold medal winner at the Paris Olympics, which begins on July 26. Four years later, at the Los Angeles Games, all three medal winners will receive monetary benefits in addition to a medal, the global body announced. With this decision, the body headed by British track and field legend Sebastian Coe partially shattered one long-standing myth that is often romanticised about the Olympics – that the athletes, unlike in other sports, are amateurs. A new milestone for our sport 🏟️ World Athletics be...
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Neeraj Chopra to compete at the Paavo Nurmi Games in Finland on the road to Paris 2024

[ad_1] Tokyo Olympics gold medalist Neeraj Chopra will compete at the Paavo Nurmi Games in Turku, Finland on June 18, the organizers confirmed on Wednesday. Chopra, who begins his road to the Paris Olympics at the Doha Diamond League Meeting on May 10, had won a silver in the 2022 edition of the Paavo Nurmi Games but was forced to withdraw from the 2023 edition as he was recovering from an injury. “Javelin throw Olympic champion Neeraj Chopra will return to Turku in June. Chopra will compete in the Paavo Nurmi Games after a year’s break and will meet a high-quality group of competitors. The competition will take place in Turku on June 18,” said Arttu Salonen, charged with athlete procurement at the Paavo Nurmi Games on their official event website. Other than Neeraj, the javelin throw co...
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Neeraj Chopra to compete in Paavo Nurmi Games in Finland on June 18 | More sports News – Times of India

[ad_1] NEW DELHI: Star Indian javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra is set to showcase his talent at the esteemed Paavo Nurmi Games in Turku, Finland on June 18. He will face off against Max Dehning, the rising star from Germany, who recently joined the exclusive 90m club, as announced by the event organisers.At 26 years old, Chopra is gearing up to commence his season at the Doha Diamond League Meeting on May 10.His previous performance at the Paavo Nurmi Games saw him clinch a silver medal in 2022 with an impressive throw of 89.30m, marking one of his career's finest moments.Unfortunately, he had to withdraw from the event in 2023 due to injury recovery. Chopra boasts a personal best throw of 89.94m, demonstrating his prowess in the sport.Named after the iconic Finnish athlete, the Paavo Nurmi...
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‘It’s hard to believe Pakistan’s Nadeem is struggling to get a new javelin…’: Neeraj Chopra | More sports News – Times of India

[ad_1] NEW DELHI: Indian star athlete Neeraj Chopra has voiced his astonishment at the struggles faced by his rival, Pakistan's ace javelin exponent Arshad Nadeem, in acquiring a new javelin despite his remarkable achievements in the world of athletics.Nadeem, who clinched the gold medal in the 2022 Commonwealth Games with a staggering 90.18m throw in Birmingham, and secured bronze at the 2018 Jakarta Asian Games, has expressed frustration over his inability to obtain an international-standard javelin.Chopra, the reigning Olympic and world champion, emphasized the significance of proper equipment for athletes aiming to excel on the global stage. "It is hard to believe that he has been struggling to get a new javelin. Given his credentials, this should not be a big issue at all," Chopra s...
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Hard to believe: Neeraj Chopra on Arshad Nadeem’s struggles to acquire new javelin

[ad_1] Olympic champion Neeraj Chopra on Monday expressed astonishment when he found out that his on field rival and friend from Pakistan Arshad Nadeem was struggling to acquire a new javelin. “It has now got to a stage where the javelin is damaged and I have asked the national federation and my coach to do something about it before the Paris Olympics. When I started off in 2015, competing in international events I got this javelin … for an international athlete aiming to win a medal in the Olympic Games, you need proper equipment and training facilities,” Nadeem had said a few weeks back. Chopra, who shares a great bond with Nadeem off the field said that it was really hard to believe that the Pakistan athlete was facing such a struggle for a new javelin. “It is hard to believe that he ...
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When you wear the India jersey…: Neeraj Chopra on his preparation for Paris Olympics

[ad_1] Olympic champion Neeraj Chopra said on Friday said that he wanted to be in the best possible shape before the Paris Olympics which is due to start July 26. “I want to be in best possible shape before Paris. My training sessions have gone off really well so far. I always lay stress on fitness along with strength and technique. This is the best I have felt in a long time but I must add that training and competition are not the same. When you wear the India jersey, the feeling is different, the josh (energy) is unbelievable,” he said to SAI Media. Talking about the elusive 90-metre mark, the 26-year-old said again that ‘distance doesn’t matter to him.’ Recently, German youngster Max Dehning threw the javelin to a distance of 90.20 metres at a German winter meet. Reacting to it, Chopr...
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Neeraj Chopra’s rival and friend Pakistan’s Arshad Nadeem struggling to acquire new javelin

[ad_1] Neeraj Chopra’s rival on the field and close friend off it, Pakistan’s javelin thrower Arshad Nadeem on Thursday said that he hasn’t been able to acquire a new international standard javelin for many years, adding that he had just one javelin and had been using it for the past seven to eight years. “It has now got to a stage where the javelin is damaged and I have asked the national federation and my coach to do something about it before the Paris Olympics. When I started off in 2015, competing in international events I got this javelin,” he said. “For an international athlete aiming to win a medal in the Olympic Games, you need proper equipment and training facilities,” the athlete who recently underwent surgery for an elbow problem, added. With a 90.18m throw, the 27-year-old Pa...
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Virat Kohli, Neeraj Chopra among sportspersons to feature in list of The Indian Express’ most powerful Indians

[ad_1] In the list of 100 most powerful Indians made by IE, there are a few celebrated sports personalities. Let us have a look at these elite athletes who have made it into the directory alongside BCCI secretary Jay Shah. Jay Shah (BCCI secretary) Ranked-35 The BCCI secretary has not only been instrumental in the rise of Indian cricket on the global stage but also helped take cricket to the Olympics. Shah is also the youngest ever to become the Asian Cricket Council (ACC) chief. In Stewardship India hosted a successful 2023 World Cup and launched the Women’s Premier League (WPL) Virat Kohli (Cricketer) Ranked – 38 The former Indian skipper is arguably the most influential person in cricket. Recently in 2023, the batter became the first player ever to score 50 ODI 100s in the format duri...
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Anju Bobby George says Parul Chaudhary among ones to watch out for at Paris Olympics | More sports News – Times of India

[ad_1] NEW DELHI: Anju Bobby George, the vice-president of the Athletics Federation of India (AFI), highlighted the potential of steeplechase runner Parul Chaudhary as one to watch out for at the upcoming Paris Olympics.Anju expressed her expectations for more than one medal in javelin throw at the event. As of now, nine Indian track-and-field athletes have qualified for the Olympics scheduled for July-August.Among them are the defending gold-medallist Neeraj Chopra and Kishore Jena, both making the cut in javelin throw.Parul gained prominence with a gold in the 5000m and a silver in the 3000m steeplechase events at the Hangzhou Asian Games last year. Notably, she became the first Indian woman to complete the 3000m steeplechase in less than nine minutes, marking a significant achievement...
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TOISA 2023: Neeraj Chopra, Mohammed Shami, Sheetal Devi headline the list of winners | More sports News – Times of India

[ad_1] LUCKNOW: In a glittering ceremony held in Lucknow on Friday, the Times of India Sports Awards (TOISA) 2023 celebrated the stellar performances and achievements of Indian athletes across various disciplines. From historic victories to emerging talents, the event showcased the nation's rich sporting tapestry.Neeraj Chopra, the reigning world champion in men's javelin throw, emerged as the night's big winner, clinching both the 'Sportsperson of the Year' and 'Athlete of the Year' awards for his remarkable triumphs at the Budapest World Athletics Championships and the Asian Games.TOISA 2023:As it happenedIn the para-sports category, Sumit Antil and Sheetal Devi were jointly honored as the 'Para Sportsperson of the Year' for their exceptional feats in javelin throw and para-archery res...
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Neeraj Chopra to shift training base from South Africa to Turkiye | More sports News – Times of India

[ad_1] NEW DELHI: Reigning Olympic champion Neeraj Chopra has decided to shift his training base from South Africa's Potchefstroom to Antalya in Turkiye, as the star javelin thrower looks to commence his athletics season with one of the Diamond Leagues in Doha or Rabat.Neeraj will be heading to Gloria Sports Arena in Antalya in the first week of March for a period of 79 days.He will remain stationed there till the last week of May. Neeraj will be accompanied by his coach and biomechanics expert, Dr Klaus Bartonietz, and physio Ishaan Marwaha.His proposal was cleared at the 124th meeting of the Mission Olympic Cell (MOC) held here on Thursday. Neeraj moved to the North-West University in Potchefstroom on December 5 as part of his preparations for the Paris Olympic Games and will continue ...
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‘Dream come true’: When world champion Neeraj Chopra met ‘inspirational’ tennis legend Roger Federer | More sports News – Times of India

[ad_1] NEW DELHI: World champion javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra on Thursday found himself in the company of tennis legend Roger Federer in Zurich, a moment the Olympic gold medallist described as a 'dream come true'.The two superstars, both ambassadors of Switzerland Tourism, met in the picturesque backdrop of Zurich’s La Reserve Eden au Lac.Both Federer and Neeraj were in awe of each other as the rendezvous was marked by mutual respect, admiration, and stories of triumph and dedication.Switzerland Tourism set the ball rolling by uniting the 20-time Grand slam winner and the Olympic and world champion from India for a casual and free-flowing conversation.It is not often that one gets to see two dedicated, charming, and passionate sportspersons who have done their respective countries prou...
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Runs, wickets, medals and glory beckon India in 2024 | More sports News – Times of India

[ad_1] In the sporting calendar, an Olympic year consumes everything – the months leading up to the Games brim with anticipation and stories of preparations for war. The months after are dominated by memories of great performances, stories of grit, determination, joy, grief, of new stars making their breakthroughs, and last hurrahs for the fading ones.Cricket mania continues But this is also a cricket World Cup year. Lest there be any doubt about the frenetic, near-insane stacking of cricket tournaments in the year, there are, in fact, three cricket World Cups in 2024. In February, the India Under-19s will defend their title in South Africa. India are the most successful side in the tournament’s history, having won it five times, including in 2022 under the captaincy of Yash Dhull.Huntin...
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WFI elections: Virender Singh Yadav to return Padma Shri award | More sports News – Times of India

[ad_1] NEW DELHI: A day after Bajrang Punia gave Prime Minister Narendra Modi his Padma Shri Award back, gold medallist from the 2005 Summer Deaflympics Virender Singh Yadav declared he would follow suit in protest against Sanjay Singh, a close aide of Brij Bhushan Singh, being chosen to lead the Wrestling Federation of India (WFI).In 2021, Virender Singh Yadav, also known as Goonga Pehalwan, was bestowed with the esteemed Padma Shri Award.Prior to that, in 2015, he received the esteemed Arjuna Award.Punia protested by leaving the Padma Shri Award on the sidewalk in front of the prime minister's house on Friday. Punia informed the Delhi Police, "I will give the Padma Shri award to anyone who will take it to PM Modi."Olympic medallist Bajrang Punia returns Padma Shri to protest Sanjay Sin...
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Neeraj Chopra will inspire, but India has to be patient: Colin Jackson | More sports News – Times of India

[ad_1] KOLKATA: Colin Jackson is one of the greatest athletes to not have won an Olympic gold, although the former 110m hurdler has been a world champions multiple times, a world record holder and has innumerable titles under his belt. The cricketer-turned athlete, though, has no regrets. "It wasn't meant to be," the Welshman, in the city for a sporting event, told TOI on Thursday.The silver in Seoul, 1988, was his best result inOlympic Games, although he participated in three more. He started as the favourite in all of them, but injuries ended his hopes. "That's how athletics is, you have to accept it." Jackson hit the headlines again much after retirement when he came out as gay.Excerpts from an interview:Why did you leave cricket to make a career in athletics?There are quite a few rea...
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Neeraj Chopra needs to stay calm to defend title in Paris Olympics: Colin Jackson – Times of India

[ad_1] NEW DELHI: Colin Jackson, former world record holder in the 110m hurdles, believes that defending an Olympic title is a remarkable achievement, and he advises India's champion javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra to "stay calm" to have a shot at accomplishing this feat in Paris next year.Neeraj has been a prominent figure in Indian athletics, especially after clinching the historic gold medal at the Tokyo Olympics.Following this success, he has continued to excel, securing victories in World Championships and Diamond League competitions while consistently challenging the 90-meter barrier.Neeraj's personal best currently stands at an impressive 89.94 meters. As he sets his sights on the Paris Olympics, staying composed and focused will be crucial for the defending champion, according to J...
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Neeraj Chopra in final list for Men’s World Athlete of the Year Award | More sports News – Times of India

[ad_1] NEW DELHI: Olympic and world champion javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra was on Tuesday shortlisted among the five finalists for the men's 'World Athlete of the Year' award.Among the athletes vying for this prestigious honor, the 25-year-old Indian has made a significant impact with his remarkable achievements.The final announcement for the award is scheduled to take place on December 11 on World Athletics' platforms."The five athletes, who represent four countries from four area associations, have achieved sensational performances across a range of athletics disciplines in 2023, winning titles and breaking world records at the World Athletics Championships 2023, one-day meeting circuits, Label road races and other events around the world," World Athletics said in a release.Joining Cho...
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I have reached this stage through series of defeats: Neeraj Chopra | More sports News – Times of India

[ad_1] NEW DELHI: Star javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra on Friday said he braved many adversities and defeats in the initial days of his career to become what he is today, a champion athlete.Introduced into the game to overcome obesity, Chopra scaled the pinnacle of javelin throw event by winning the Olympic gold as well as the World Championship.But by his own admission the journey was far from rosy."It is through defeats that I have reached this stage. In 2017 I had started competing in international events in Diamond League, so since 2017 till 2021, I kept losing. It was in 2022 Diamond League when I first got a position in the podium. So the winning didn't start all of a sudden," Chopra said at the Hindustan Times Leadership Summit here.Injuries also made him stronger as Chopra missed t...
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Hangzhou Asian Para Games, Day 3: Javelin thrower Sumit Antil smashes World Record again, Ankur Dhama wins second gold as Indians bag a whopping 30 medals

[ad_1] The fourth edition of Asian Para Games officially got underway with medal events from 22 October.India had won 14 medals at the 2010 edition, 33 in 2014 and 72 in 2018. In Guangzhou at the inaugural edition, India had won 1 gold while that number went up to 15 in Indonesia. In Jakarta, India finished 9th overall in the medals tally. Historically, much like the Asian Games, track and field have contributed most to the India medal tally at the Asian Para Games. Before the 2023 edition, India had won a total of 119 medals and 60 of those came from athletics. xxxxxxxx On Day 3, India got close to their best-ever tally at the Asian Para Games, raking in a total of 30 medals in Hangzhou on Wednesday. The headline belonged to Sumit Antil, the Tokyo Paralympics champion, as he broke his o...