Neeraj Chopra To Train With Coach Klaus Bartonietz At Least Till 2024 Paris Olympics After AFI Extend Contract

The Golden boy of Indian athletics has now resumed his further training after lots of hustles and parties post his Olympic victory with a glittering gold. The most important part is that the same coach who trained Neeraj Chopra for this Olympics will continue his services till 2024 Paris Season and both of them have now flown to the US for further training.

Neeraj Chopra Will Train With His German Coach

Olympic champion Neeraj Chopra will continue to train with his German coach Klaus Bartonietz, whose contract has been extended till the 2024 Paris Games, the Athletics Federation of India (AFI) confirmed on Sunday (January 3). After winning the historic Olympic gold in Tokyo, javelin thrower Chopra had expressed desire to continue to train with the German bio-mechanical expert. “We have secured the services of Olympic Games javelin throw gold medallist Neeraj Chopra’s coach Dr. Klaus Bartonietz till the 2024 Paris Games,” the Athletics Federation of India (AFI) said.


Bartonietz took charge as Chopra’s coach from compatriot and former world record holder javelin thrower Uwe Hohn during the youngster’s rehabilitation and recovery process after an elbow surgery in 2018. The AFI also said that the 400m coach Galina Bukharina will also remain at the helm of affairs till the end of this year’s Asian Games in Hangzhou, China. Currently, Neeraj is cutting out the weight he gained during the layoff months. Speaking to journalists from California, he said he has been able to reduce 5 kgs so far. And in due course, he will be able to get back to past fitness levels.


Neeraj Chopra attending weddings in Bangalore

Neeraj On His Training To Lose His Weight

Neeraj Chopra is back to the field with his coach after a long vacation of 4 months. “Training in the last three weeks has been difficult for me. When I went on the track to train, I gave it my all. Yes, my fitness levels have reduced due to inaction for last four months. I had gained a lot of weight and now I am trying to shed it. I am feeling very positive to train again. Poora Khaich rakha hai badhiya se. I have a feeling that 2022 will also be good. I just need to ensure I am injury free and safe from COVID-19,” said Neeraj.


Source : The freepress Journal