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Neeraj Chopra Prepares to Defend Olympic Gold in Paris

Tokyo Triumph and Future Aspirations

Neeraj Chopra made history at the Tokyo Olympics by winning the gold medal in athletics for India. As the current Olympic javelin throw champion, he is now aiming to successfully defend his title in Paris.

Stellar Performances and Olympic Qualification

Chopra secured his spot in the 2024 Summer Olympics with a remarkable throw of 88.77 meters at the World Championships. This impressive performance not only qualified him for the men’s final but also met the Olympic qualifying mark of 85.50 meters. He then clinched India’s first-ever gold medal at the World Championships with a final throw of 88.17 meters.

Recent Competitions and Preparations

The superstar javelin thrower recently competed at the Paavo Nurmi Games in Turku, Finland, where he won the gold medal with a throw of 85.97 meters. Despite his success, Chopra decided to skip the Paris Diamond League, focusing instead on his preparation for the Olympics. He is currently training intensively in Germany for the upcoming major challenge.

Historical Context of the Modern Olympics

The modern Olympics originated on April 6, 1896, in Athens, reviving the ancient Greek tradition 1,500 years after it was banned by Roman Emperor Theodosius I. The idea was rekindled on June 23, 1894, by Baron Pierre de Coubertin, who convened international sports groups at the Sorbonne University in Paris. Thirteen nations competed in the inaugural modern Olympics in Athens, 1896, striving for sporting glory.

News – Prasneet Kaur.

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