Chopra, who has not taken half in any worldwide occasion after qualifying for the Tokyo Olympics in January final 12 months in South Africa, reached Lisbon on Sunday.
“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 supply within the Athletics Federation of India instructed 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.”
The CEO of JSW Sports, Chopra’s sponsors, Parth Jindal stated the reigning Asian and Commonwealth Games champion has reached Portugal.
“After relentless efforts from @TheJSWGroup Delhi office – countless follow ups through @KirenRijiju office and MEA @jswsports is happy to share that both @Neeraj_chopra1 and @BajrangPunia have arrived in Portugal and Russia respectively to further their training,” he tweeted.
After relentless efforts from @TheJSWGroup Delhi workplace – numerous comply with ups by means of @KirenRijiju workplace and MEA… https://t.co/keO8EHlGi5
— Parth Jindal (@ParthJindal11) 1623044439000
Sports Minister appreciated the trouble of JSW Group.
“I appreciate the relentless efforts of @TheJSWGroup in supporting our elite athletes through @jswsports and involvement of @ParthJindal11 at personal level too.
I appreciate the relentless efforts of @TheJSWGroup in supporting our elite athletes through @jswsports and involve… https://t.co/1IEqzHa0h6
— Kiren Rijiju (@KirenRijiju) 1623044988000
“This form of help from our company sector will assist India emerge as an excellent sporting nation.”
Chopra had spoken about lack of competition hampering his Olympic build-up during an interaction a few weeks ago.
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 had broken his own national record with a throw of 88.07m in Patiala in the Indian Grand Prix 3 in March.
He had qualified for the Olympics with a throw of 87.86m, which bettered the qualifying mark of 85m, at an event at Potchefstroom, South Africa, in January last year.
After that, he had a brief training stint in Turkey before rushing back home in March last year just before the lockdown due to the COVID-19 pandemic.