Neeraj Chopra’s training-cum-competition stint in Europe delayed as he awaits authorisation letter from France-Sports activities Information , Alenz
‘Neeraj Chopra’s journey plan to France has been delayed by few days as India is at present positioned as a high-risk nation with COVID-19 an infection and thus an individual travelling to France requires an inner authorisation letter issued by French Inside Ministry to journey,’ the Sports activities Authority of India (SAI) mentioned in a press release.
New Delhi: Olympic-bound star Indian javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra’s training-cum-competition stint in Europe, which can mark his return to worldwide competitors after greater than a yr, has been delayed “by just a few days” as he awaits an authorisation letter from France.
The 23-year-old Indian, who hasn’t participated in any occasion since qualifying for the Olympics in March final yr, was initially set to depart for France on Monday to arrange himself for the upcoming Tokyo Video games.
“Neeraj Chopra’s journey plan to France has been delayed by few days as India is at present positioned as a high-risk nation with COVID-19 an infection and thus an individual travelling to France requires an inner authorisation letter issued by French Inside Ministry to journey,” the Sports activities Authority of India (SAI) mentioned in a press release.
“Despite the fact that Neeraj and his staff acquired their visa on Friday, he’s but to get the above-mentioned authorisation letter.
“Accordingly, his journey plans have been rescheduled and SAI is in common contact with officers of MEA, who’re additional pursuing the matter with the Indian Embassy in Paris. The required authorisation letter by the French inside ministry is anticipated quickly,” it added.
Nonetheless, an Athletics Federation of India supply mentioned that he shall be leaving on Thursday.
“He’s nonetheless right here and can go on Thursday,” the supply instructed PTI.
The reigning Commonwealth and Asian Video games champion will first journey to France for a coaching stint after which attain Sweden.
He shall be accompanied by biomechanics knowledgeable Dr Klaus Bartonietz and physiotherapist Isaan Marwaha through the tour.
The 2018 Jakarta Asian Video games champion had mentioned final week that he has acquired a visa to journey to France.
“Granted visa to journey to France. I’m very comfortable that I get an opportunity to compete in worldwide competitions earlier than #Tokyo2020,” he had tweeted.
Chopra, who has damaged his personal nationwide file with a throw of 88.07m in Patiala within the Indian GP 3 in March, is anticipated to take part in some top-class occasions in Sweden and different components of Europe earlier than the Tokyo Olympics.
He had certified for the Olympics with a throw of 87.86m, which bettered the qualifying mark of 85m, on the South African home event in Potchefstroom in January final yr.
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