New Delhi: Sports Authority of India’s (SAI) Target Olympic Podium Scheme (TOPS) Division has approved a proposal by Neeraj Chopra and the Athletics Federation of India (AFI) to provide financial assistance of Rs 5.5 lakh approximately for extension of the Olympic gold medallist’s training camp at Gloria Sports Arena, in Antalya, Turkey.Also Read – Stadium To Be Built in Olympic Gold-Medallist Neeraj Chopra’s Native Village, Says Haryana CM
Chopra and his coach, Dr. Klaus Bartonietz have been in Turkey since the end of March 2022 and will now continue their training at the Antalya camp for another 14 days as Chopra prepares for the upcoming Commonwealth Games, Asian Games, and Athletics World Championships. Also Read – Neeraj Chopra, Pramod Bhagat Receive Padma Shri
The financial assistance with cover Chopra’s training cost at Gloria Sports Arena along with his and Dr. Klaus’s accommodation, travel, food, and Medical Insurance expenses among others. Also Read – Tokyo Gold Has Motivated Me To Do Even Better, Says Neeraj Chopra
It will also include a daily allowance of 50 dollars each for both Chopra and Dr. Klaus Bartonietz for any other expenses they might require during their stay.