Javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra was really useful for the coveted Khel Ratna Award.© AFP
Star javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra was on Saturday really useful for the coveted Khel Ratna Award by the committee constituted by the Athletics Federation of India (AFI) for the third time in a row. The 22-year-old Chopra is the one monitor and subject athlete to be really useful by the AFI for the nation’s highest sports activities award this yr. Chopra has already being conferred with the Arjuna Award in 2018 after successful a gold within the Gold Coast Commonwealth. In that yr, he was additionally really useful for the Khel Ratna.
He was once more really useful for the Khel Ratna final yr after successful gold within the 2018 Asian Video games. “Neeraj is the one athlete really useful by the awards committee for the Khel Ratna this yr,” a supply instructed PTI.
The Khel Ratna Award carries a medallion, a certificates and a money prize of Rs 7.5 lakh.
High sprinter Dutee Chand, who received a gold within the World College Video games in 2019 and two silver medals within the 2018 Asian Video games (one every in 100m and 200m), has already been really useful for the Arjuna Award by the Odisha authorities.
Chopra has already certified for the Tokyo Olympics with a throw of 87.86m in South Africa in January in his first competitors after recovering from an elbow damage.
He missed your complete 2019 season as a result of damage however breached the Olympic qualification mark of 85m.
In 2019, Neeraj had missed the IAAF World Championships, the Diamond League and the Asian Championships whereas recovering from the damage.
His final main worldwide competitors was the 2018 Jakarta Asian Video games the place he received gold with a nationwide document of 88.06m. He had undergone a surgical procedure in Might 2019 to deal with the damage.
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