New Delhi: Olympics-bound star Indian javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra’s training-cum-competition stint in Europe, which will mark his return to international competition after more than a year, has been delayed “by a few days” as he awaits an authorisation letter from France. The 23-year-old was originally set to leave for France on Monday to prepare himself for the upcoming Tokyo Games. “…Neeraj’s travel plan has been delayed by few days as India is currently placed as a high-risk country and thus a person travelling to France requires an internal authorisation letter issued by French Interior Ministry,” SAI said. PTI
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