Earlier this month, Neeraj had expressed his disappointment at not having the chance to compete in international tournaments before the Tokyo Games.
Travel restrictions linked to COVID-19 had made it difficult for him to compete in international competitions. But Neeraj will now travel to France to prepare for the Olympic Games.
“Visa granted to travel to France. I am very happy to have the chance to participate in international competitions before # Tokyo2020. Thank you @PMOIndia @DrSJaishankar @KirenRijiju @IndiaSports @Media_SAI @afiindia for making this possible. Neeraj tweeted.
Neeraj is aware that he will face stiff competition in Tokyo, but he’s up for it.
“The current group of javelin throwers in the world are the best. Each of them throws above 87 or 88 m. I think my consistency is good so far. I threw above 85m, ”said Neeraj during a facilitated press conference. by the Sports Authority of India earlier this month.
“I feel my training has brought me closer to the 90m throw. My preparations are improving to get closer to the 90m but of course that will depend on what happens on D-Day in Tokyo, ”he added.
He was inducted into the Target Olympic Podium Scheme in November 2018 and received a total of ₹31.42 lakh so far for sports science equipment, sports equipment, personal expenses, etc.
In addition, the Ministry of Youth and Sports granted an ACTC budget of 32.53 crore to the Indian Athletics Federation in 2020-21.
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