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Things can't happen in jiffy: Neeraj Chopra on coach's concern over training, diet

ANI  |  Patiala (Punjab) [India] 

Reacting on his voicing concerns over the delay in procuring equipment, insufficient support staff and poor diet, thrower on Sunday said that "things can't happen in a jiffy" in a big country.

In an exclusive interview to ANI, the Commonwealth gold medallist said: "Ours is a huge country, things can't happen in a jiffy."

"My coach, is from Germany, so system there is different from what we have here. He has written to the Authority of (SAI) so that I can go out and focus on training for 2-3 months. Right now, training is fine but as programmes are happening here and there, I have to attend them which hampers my training. He is in talks but things are getting delayed because of holidays and Christmas," he added.

Chopra, who bagged gold in while clocked a national record (87.43 metres) to finish fourth in IAAF Diamond League, also lauded the of Youth Affairs and Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore for "doing pretty good things for sports in the nation."

"They have run Khelo and they are working more. I hope in the coming year's things will get better," he added.

When quizzed about his preparations for 2020, Chopra said: "First of all I have next year, so I am preparing for it. If things go well then automatically I will be motivated for I have my target set on the

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First Published: Sun, December 23 2018. 20:15 IST
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