BH CORRESPODENT, New Delhi: India’s star javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra has been ordered by Sports Authority of India (SAI) to remain in self isolation for 14 days at the National Institute of Sport (NIS) Patiala after his return from a training stint in Turkey. He returned from Turkey on Wednesday,
Chopra, who has qualified for the upcoming Tokyo Olympics, has been told by the SAI to stay in his hostel room, thus refraining him from mixing with other athletes at the NIS if he has to be at the premier sports facility of the country.
Another Olympics-bound javelin thrower Shivpal Singh has left NIS as he preferred to stay at his home.
“SAI said if Neeraj wants to stay at the NIS, he has to remain in self-isolation for 14 days without mixing with others. He and Rohit Yadav who also returned from Turkey have been given hostel rooms separated from other trainees. They have also been given an old gym facility near their hostel room,” a source at the NIS Patiala told news agency PTI.
“Shivpal and Vipin Kasana who returned from South Africa wanted to leave for home. They left NIS Patiala yesterday,” he added.