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Sable and Chithravel pull out of Diamond League Closing


Avinash Sable, left, in motion on the World Athletics Championships in Budapest in August 19, 2023.
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Triple jumper Praveen Chithravel in action at the World Athletics Championships in Budapest

Triple jumper Praveen Chithravel in motion on the World Athletics Championships in Budapest
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Neeraj Chopra will strive to defend his Diamond League crown at Eugene.

Neeraj Chopra will attempt to defend his Diamond League crown at Eugene.
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For years Indian athletes have been determined to get an entry within the Diamond League, the world’s premier athletics collection. However this season could be very totally different.

Among the nation’s high stars have pulled out of this weekend’s Diamond League Closing in Eugene after making the reduce. After lengthy jumper M. Sreeshankar, 3000m steeplechaser Avinash Sable has additionally determined to skip the Closing.

“He isn’t going…preparing for the Asian Video games,” stated Manisha Malhotra, Head-Sports activities Excellence Program at JSW Sports activities which helps Sable, the Commonwealth Video games silver medallist.

Olympic and World champion javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra will now be the one Indian in motion within the two-day Closing which begins on September 16 within the US.

Suprisingly Praveen Chithravel, the triple leap Nationwide record-holder who was ninth within the Diamond League standings (solely the highest six qualify in discipline occasions), additionally acquired an invitation for the Closing however has opted to remain away.

“A number of triple jumpers didn’t go so he acquired in. He acquired an invitation for the Closing,” stated Manisha. “Eugene is simply too far and it’s at a time when most athletes are ending their season, so many are opting out of it.”

Barshim, Tentoglou not to participate

Sandwiched between the World Championships and the Asian Video games in China, which start simply 12 days after Eugene, the Closing has come at a really troublesome time for Asians. And with 2024 being an Olympic yr, a few of world’s high greatest have determined to shut their season early.

Greece’s Olympic and World champion lengthy jumper Miltiadis Tentoglou, Qatar’s Olympic excessive leap gold medallist Mutaz Essa Barshim — each Diamond League leaders — and Italy’s World excessive leap champion Gianmarco Tamberi are among the many huge names who is not going to be in Eugene.

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