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Paavo Nurmi Games 2024: Neeraj Chopra Wins Gold Medal in Javelin

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Paavo Nurmi Games 2024 Neeraj Chopra Wins Gold Medal in Javelin: Neeraj Chopra, the Olympic and world champion javelin thrower from India. He made a spectacular comeback to action on Tuesday at the Paavo Nurmi Games in Finland, winning his first gold medal. Chopra had been sidelined for a month owing to a niggle.

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He won the silver here in 2022. After many tried he won Gold model and he made the winning effort of 85.97 meters to lead the field for much of the race.

Max Dehning, a 19-year-old German prodigy and the youngest member of the 90-meter club, was also in the field.

With a best throw of 84.19 meters, home favorite Toni Keranen won the silver medal. Oliver Helander, a fellow countryman and gold winner from the previous tournament, finished third with 83.96 meters.

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The 26-year-old Chopra entered this competition fresh off a gold in the Federation Cup in Bubaneswar last month and a second-place showing in the Doha Diamond League.

Following these two incidents, Chopra felt “something” in his adductor, a collection of muscles on the inside of the thighs, so he took a rest.

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Ranji 2024: Why Ishan Kishan Rejected BCCI Order To Play Ranji Trophy

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Why Ishan Kishan Rejected BCCI Order To Play Ranji Trophy: Indian cricketer Ishan Kishan broke silence on international cricket, which led to his ouster from the team.

He played for India during the third T20I of a five match series against Australia in November 2023.

Ishan Kishan was called for South Africa tour, but he was not part of the series due to personal reason.

Now, Ishan Kishan decided to skip Ranji Trophy matches, which led to the BCCI removing hism from the central contracts list.

Former Indian coach Rahul Dravid stats that if Ishan Kishan wanted to make a comeback, he must feature and perform in domestic matches.

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But, the decision of not play Ranji matches led to severe criticism, and he has now opened that why he was not in the right frame of mind to play Ranji Trophy games.

“I took a break and I think it was normal. There is a rule that if you want to make a comeback you must perform in domestic cricket. It is as simple as that. Now, it was very different for me to play domestic cricket as it was not making any sense. I was not in a frame of mind to play and that is why I took a break from international cricket. It doesn’t make sense that you take a break from international cricket and then you go and play domestic matches. Fir toh aap international hi khelte (Then I could have continued playing for India),” Kishan told the Indian Express.

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“It was depressing. Today I don’t want to say that everything was fine. It was not easy for me at all. You go through a lot. Mere dimag mey ye sab chalta raha ki yaar kya hoga gaya, kyu ho gaya, mere saath kyu (Questions like what happened, why me). All these things happened when I was performing,” he added.

He returned to action during the IPL in 2024. He managed to score 320 runs in 14 innings at an average of 22.85 and a strike rate of 148.83.

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After the BCCI was not considered for the T20 World Cup squad, the management picked Rishabh Pant and Sanju Samson as the two wicketkeepers.

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EURO 2024: controversial WHOOP wristband worn by Cristiano Ronaldo being used by Premier League

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EURO 2024 Controversial WHOOP wristband worn by Cristiano Ronaldo being used by Premier League: Cristiano Ronaldo and Virgil van Dijk embroiled in controversy after using the WHOOP wristband in EURO 2024.

Both players was used the waistband to get comprehensive data about various bodily functions like heart rate, blood oxygen levels, quality of sleep after matches, and many other data.

In 2022, Van Dijk collaborate with company as a global ambassador alongside other sporting stars like Michael Phelps, Rory Mcllroy, Beth Mead, Anothony Waston, and Cristiano Ronaldo.

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“As a longtime Whoop member, this partnership makes perfect sense for me. Every percentage of improvement that you can make ultimately benefits you. And Whoop is a tool that helps me take control of my health and be successful,” said the Netherlands skipper at that time (via Sports Pro Media).

(Van Dijk has) been a longtime Whoop member, and we’re thrilled to work with him more directly as he joins our company as an investor. We’re looking forward to Virgil supporting the future direction of our product especially as we grow internationally,” said the CEO.

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“Cristiano and WHOOP is ambush marketing to Euro 2024. It is illegal and both the player and the company should be fined. The post is about a UEFA matches, uses the names of the two national teams playing, score, and a player on the field,” he said (via SportBible).

“They are implying an association with the event and that is illegal. Not having ‘a competitor as a sponsor’ isn’t a reason to tolerate infringements,” Fort added.

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Cristiano Ronaldo’s Portugal were knocked out of Euro 2024 after losing to France in the quartoer finals in Volksparkstadion on July 5.

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