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Neeraj Chopra to be in action at FBK Games in Netherlands on June 4

Olympic champion Neeraj Chopra will be in action next month taking part at FBK games in Netherlands.

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Neeraj Chopra (Source- DiamondLeague/Twitter)



Updated: 13 May 2023 2:31 PM GMT

A season-opening title in his kitty earlier this month, Olympic champion javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra will be in action at the Fanny Blankers-Koen Games at Hengelo in the Netherlands on June 4.

The 25-year-old Chopra had won the Doha leg of the Diamond League Meeting series on May 5 with a world-leading throw of 88.67m.

"Another Olympic Champion is coming to Hengelo! With a personal best of 89.94m and an Olympic gold medal, javelin thrower @Neeraj_chopra1 is always pushing the limits," the FBK Games organizers said on their social media handles.

The FBK Games, a World Athletics Continental Tour Gold level meet, took its name from Fanny Blankers-Koen, who won four gold medals at the 1948 Olympic Games in London.

Chopra, the reigning Diamond League champion, is set to face reigning world champion Anderson Peters again at the FBK Games, which will be the second meeting in one month between the world's top two javelin throwers.

Peters had finished third in Doha with a best throw of 85.88m, while Olympic silver medallist Jakub Vadlejch of the Czech Republic was second with 88.63m. After finishing third in Doha, Peters had said that his next competition will be at Hengelo.

Last year, Chopra finished second behind Peters in the World Championships in the USA, and the duo is set to continue their rivalry this year also. Chopra, who is currently training at Antalya in Turkey, will also take part in the Ostrava Golden Spike event in the Czech Republic, another World Athletics Continental Tour Gold level meet, on June 27.

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