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The Sports Ministry has accepted Neeraj Chopra’s proposal to train in Finland, and rower Payas Jain is heading to Taiwan


NEW DELHI, May 25 (IANS) The Ministry of Sports’ Olympic Mission Cell (MOC) on Thursday approved Olympic gold medalist Neeraj Chopra’s proposal to train in Kurtan, Finland.

Neeraj, who is set to compete in several World Athletics Championships – Gold level in June, plans to train at the Olympic Training Center in Kurtan in Finland during this time. The 25-year-old Chopra, who recently became the first Indian javelin thrower to become the world number one, had followed a similar training plan in 2022 as well.

Among other proposals, members of the Ministry of Commerce also approved rower Payas Jain’s proposal to set up an advanced training camp in Taiwan, said a media release.

On the other hand, the Ministry of Transport has approved the proposals of Indian table tennis stars Manika Batra and Sathyan Gnanaskaran on taking personal trainers Aman Balgu and Raman Subramanian respectively on multiple events.

While Manika and Aman Balgu head to the WTT Contender, Zagreb and the WTT Star Contender, Ljubljana, Sathiyan and Raman Subramanian head to the

WTT competitor Tunisia, WTT Zagreb competitor and WTT Ljubljana competitor.

“The financial aid will cover air travel expenses, camp expenses, board and lodging costs, medical insurance, and personal expenses allowance, among other expenses,” the statement read.

MOC members also included Rower Salman Khan in the Targeted Olympic Platform (TOPS) development group. Salman, who is from Mwat district in Haryana, won the Gujarat National Games gold last year.

– Jans


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