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The Indian athletics team will train at three venues overseas in final preparations for the Olympics

Olympic and world javelin throw champion Neeraj Chopra will be based in Antalya, Turkey. document

Olympic and world javelin throw champion Neeraj Chopra will be based in Antalya, Turkey. FILE | Image Source: Getty Images

The 30-member Indian track and field team preparing for the Olympics will conduct its final leg of training at three different venues abroad before assembling in Paris on July 28, four days before the track and field competition begins.

Olympic Sports Center in Spala, Poland; Antalya, Turkey; St. Moritz, Switzerland and St. Moritz, Switzerland are the three overseas destinations where Indian athletes will make their final stops to prepare for training.

“Members of the national track and field team will train at different venues to prepare for the Olympics, but must gather in Paris on July 28,” head coach Radhakrishnan Nair said.

Olympic and world javelin throw champion Neeraj Chopra will be based in Antalya, Turkey.

“He (Chopra) has arrived in Turkey and will arrive in Paris on July 28,” Nair said.

With the addition of long jumper Jeswin Aldrin and 500m runner Ankita Dhyani, the strength of the Indian track and field team has increased to 30, according to the World Athletics Paris Path System rankings.

Four race walkers РAkshdeep Singh, Paramjeet Singh Bisht, Vikash Singh, Sulla Suraj Panwar and triple jumper Abdulla Aboobacker are currently training at the Sports Authority of India center in Bengaluru, while Avinash Sable and Parul ·Parul Chaudhary will train in St. Moritz, Switzerland.

“Thybulle and Parul will join the athletes in Poland on July 24 before traveling to Paris,” Nair said.

“Ankita (5,000m) is currently in Bengaluru.” All members of the 4x400m relay team (men and women) will leave for Poland on Thursday.

Four athletes – Kishore Kumar Jena (javelin), Jyothi Yarraji (100m hurdles), Jeswin Aldrin (long jump) and Praveen Chithravel (triple jump) – arrived in Poland earlier this week.

“Anu Rani (javelin), Tajinderpal Singh Toole (shot put) and Abha Kathua (shot put) will also travel to Poland on Thursday,” the head coach added.

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