Neeraj Chopra in spotlight at Indian Grand Prix

Neeraj has joined the national camp in Patiala to train under the former javelin world record holder Uwe Hohn, ahead of the Run Adam Indian Grand Prix at the National Institute of Sports, Patiala.

Neeraj Chopra World Athletics Championships London 2017

Neeraj Chopra of India competes during the mens javelin qualification during day seven of the 16th IAAF World Athletics Championships London 2017. (FILE IMAGE)   -  Getty Images



The focus will be on javelin thrower Neeraj chopra in the Run Adam Indian Grand Prix athletics meet to be staged at the National Institute of Sports, Patiala, on Tuesday.

The 20-year-old Neeraj has joined the national camp in Patiala to train under the former world record holder Uwe Hohn, after having his training stint in Offenburg, Germany, with Werner Daniels.

Sprinter Elakiya Dasan, with bronze medals in the Asian Indoor Championship in Tehran and the Asian Games Test event in Jakarta, with a personal best of 10.31 seconds, has the best effort by an Indian on foreign soil. He is expected to have a duel with Amiya Mallick, who has the national record 10.26 seconds for 100 metres.

Long jumper Nayana James, a silver medallist in the Asian Indoor Games, shot putter Tejinder Pal Toor and national record holder in 400 metres Mohammmed Anas will be the other prominent athletes from among the 100-odd scheduled to compete in the one-day meet.

Owing to few entries, women’s shot put and discus throw apart from men’s high jump have been dropped from the schedule.