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The 25 Indian athletes are not expected to make much of an impact, barring an outside chance of a medal from world junior record holder javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra.
Neeraj has been improving consistently and has hurled the spear over 80m in almost all the competitions he participated in.
Neeraj could not repeat in Paris what he had done in the last World Junior Championship where he set a personal best of 86.48m.
Ranked eighth in the world, Neeraj would enter the London event as a contender, a scenario that is rarely associated with in Indian athletes.
Dealing a blow to India’s preparation plans, javelin coach Garry Calvert, who helped Neeraj Chopra win the World Junior Championship with a world record last year, has resigned.
Australian javelin coach Garry Calvert, currently training Indian throwers at the Bengaluru SAI centre, bonds with most athletes, including junior world champ Neeraj Chopra.
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