1. Neeraj Chopra (Men’s Javelin Throw) Neeraj needs no introduction as his Olympic gold is enough to tell about his hard work and perseverance. Chopra recently won 2 silver medals at Paavo Nurmi Games and Diamond League, Stockholm respectively.
He threw for 89.94 m in the Diamond League breaking his own national record.With Johannes Vetter withdrawing from the event due to an injury, the only athlete that seems to be in between Neeraj Chopra’s path to gold is Anderson Peters of Grenada. Peters has hit this season’s best throw of 93.07 m.
2. Avinash Sable (Men’s 3000 m Steeplechase) After narrowly missing the qualification mark for the Olympics finals, Avinash Sable trained and broke his own record in the Diamond League, Rabat. He ran the distance with timing of 8m:12s:48ms, creating a new national record.
According to his coach Scott Simmons, he can run the final 400 m in 56 seconds while the best in the world do it in 53-54 seconds. If not in the upcoming tournament, Sable is ready to hit that mark soon.