Javelin Throwers Neeraj Chopra, Shivpal Singh Inspire Odisha Athletes
Bhubaneswar: Olympic-bound javelin throwers — Neeraj Chopra and Shivpal Singh — interacted with the budding athletes and inspired them to give their best during the selection trials of the National Junior Athletics Championship at the Kalinga Stadium on Sunday. The National Junior Athletics Championship will be held in Guwahati, Assam.
Neeraj and Shivpal particularly engaged with the state’s promising javelin throwers and shared few tips and aspects of Javelin. They encouraged the youngsters to try and better their own performance without being dissuaded by continuous attempts.
Close to 150 boys and girls in U-18 and U-20 age groups took part in the two-day trials. Four events were called off due to lack of participants, according to a press release.
The selection trials were jointly organised by the Sports and Youth Services Department, Government of Odisha and Odisha Athletics Association.