The training has gone along just fine but Olympic-bound star javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra on Wednesday said he is desperate for some competition ahead of the Tokyo Games given that two years have simply been “wasted” because of injury and the COVID-19 pandemic.

The 23-year-old, who is being seen as a strong medal hope in Tokyo, said he has been coordinating with the Sports Authority of India (SAI) to get some competition exposure.


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“I am trying to give my 100 per cent in training and have been training as I used to do before. The focus on training is good and it is happening well. But I am in need of competitions and we are trying for it,” he said in a virtual interaction, arranged by SAI and Target Olympic Podium Scheme (TOPS).

“I have spoken to TOPS and SAI and they are also trying their best from their end if anything can…

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