From Inside the Games

India’s top javelin throwers, including the qualified Neeraj Chopra and Shivpal Singh, have started a month-long training camp in preparation for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics.

The training camp is taking place at the Kalinga Stadium in Bhubaneswar in the western part of the country, according to the Indian publication Daily Pioneer.

The team has moved from the National Institute of Sport in Patiala due to the cold weather in the winter there, with Bhubaneswar being warmer at this time of year.

Other javelin throwers at the camp are Annu Rani, Rohit Yadav and Rajinder Singh, with the athletes also being accompanied by coach Uwe Hohn.

“We are here for the training for the Olympics,” said Asian Games gold medallist Chopra.

Chopra has returned to the city where he won gold at the 2017 Asian Championships and looks to improve on one of the highlights of his career.

“In 2017, I won gold here and have fond memories of the city,” added Chopra.

“With our best efforts, we are hoping to do well at the Olympics.”

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