Olympic-bound star Indian javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra reached Portugal on Sunday to take part in an event in Lisbon on June 10, which will mark his return to international competition after more than a year.

He will compete at the Meeting Cidade de Lisboa (Meeting, City of Lisbon) on June 10 at Lisbon University Stadium.

The 23-year-old was to leave for Europe on Monday last for a training-cum-competition stint but it was delayed by a few days due to visa related issues.

 

“Chopra will take part in a competition in Lisbon on June 10. We are trying for other events also, including the Karlstad Grand Prix in Sweden on June 22,” a source in the Athletics Federation of India told PTI on Monday.

“In Lisbon, he will be able to train as well as take part in competition. That is the most important thing as many countries have stipulated hard quarantine for arriving Indians.”

He had qualified…

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