Mission Olympic Cell approved Neeraj Chopra's proposal to train in Kuortane, Finland

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The Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports (MYAS) Mission Olympic Cell (MOC) on 28th May approved Olympic Gold Medallist Neeraj Chopra’s proposal to train in Kuortane, Finland.

An overview of the news

  • Neeraj will train at the Kurtane Olympic Training Center in Finland.

  • He is scheduled to compete in several World Athletics events next month.

  • The MOC members also approved paddler Payas Jain's proposal for an advanced training camp in Taiwan.

  • Proposals to get Indian table tennis stars Manika Batra and Sathiyan Gnanasekaran's personal trainers Aman Balgu and Raman Subramaniam for a number of events were also approved by the MOC.

  • The ministry said that the financial assistance will cover air travel expenses of the players, camp expenses, boarding and lodging expenses, medical insurance and pocket money apart from other expenses.

  • Neeraj, who recently became the first Indian Javelin thrower to become World Number One, followed a similar training plan in 2022 as well.

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