As he prepares to defend his Tokyo Olympics title at the Paris Olympics, which will take place this year from July 26 to August 11, Neeraj Chopra will compete in India for the first time in a long time.

Neeraj will compete in the 27th National Federation Cup athletics competitions in Odisha, which will take place at Bhubaneswar’s Kalinga Stadium from May 12 to May 15.

Chopra hasn’t participated in a domestic competition since the 2021 Federation Cup.

Before to the Federation Cup, on May 10, the Doha Diamond League meet will feature the champions of the World Championships, Asian Games, and Commonwealth Games. Neeraj and his colleague Kishore Jena will be competing in the men’s javelin throw event in Doha.

Neeraj had previously discussed his season-long objectives.

“I want to be as fit as possible for the Olympics in Paris.” So far, my training sessions have gone incredibly well. Along with strength and technique, fitness is something I always stress. Although I must emphasize that training and competition are not the same, this is the best I have felt in a long time. Neeraj told SAI Media, “The feeling is different, the josh (energy) is unbelievable when you wear the India jersey.”

While the elusive 90-meter milestone, Neeraj, 26, maintained that “distance doesn’t matter to him.”

“It’s important to me to maintain peak physical condition, maintain consistency during the season, and perform well on crucial days.” I believe that one must constantly improve since there are faults to be corrected and because competition is getting more intense everywhere. If you believe you have completed the task, the road will close, he said.

Neeraj said, “I have won medals in two World Championships, threw my personal best (89.94 meters at Stockholm), won a dream Diamond League title, and even defended my gold at the Asian Games.” He was speaking about how his performance in Tokyo showed that his preparation for international competitions was going well. Overall, I’ve been in a wonderful place, and I want to keep moving forward beginning in May.

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