Early last year, Jinson Johnson was eagerly looking forward to returning to competition after recovering from a ruptured Achilles tendon. But the global pandemic and the long lockdown messed up his plans.

Now, the Athletics Federation of India has lined up a series of events, including the three Indian Grand Prix meets and the Federation Cup, in February and March, but Johnson is not ready to rush things.

“The main event this year is the Olympics. So to prepare for it we must do things well with good, quality competition. Instead of immediately rushing into competition and participating in the Indian GP and the Federation Cup, I’m planning to participate in competitions in May and June to prepare for the Olympics.

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“I would like to take part in some good competitions abroad and also the Inter-State meet in…

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