Jyothi Yarraji to train in Spain for the new season and the Paris Olympics 2024

Jyothi Yarraji

Jyothi Yarraji, the Asian Games medalist and India’s national record holder in women’s 100m hurdles, is set to train in Tenerife, Spain, ahead of the new season and the Paris Olympics 2024. This decision comes as part of her strategic preparation to enhance her performance and secure a podium finish at the upcoming Olympics.

Yarraji, who won a silver medal in the 100m hurdles at the Hangzhou Asian Games and a gold medal at the Asian Athletics Championships in Bangkok, has been consistently proving her mettle on the international stage.

She started 2024 with a top podium finish in women’s 60m hurdles at the Asian Indoor Athletics Championships held in Tehran. Currently ranked 23rd on the Road to Paris list for the women’s 100m hurdles event, Yarraji’s training in Spain is a crucial step in her journey to the Paris Olympics.

Sports Ministry approves Jyothi Yarraji’s proposal

The Indian Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports (MYAS) Mission Olympic Cell (MOC) approved Yarraji’s proposal for a training camp overseas. Under its Target Olympic Podium Scheme (TOPS) funding, MOC will cover her expenses for the training stint. This includes her airfare, boarding/lodging cost, visa application fees, facility access cost, sports massage expenditure, local transportation cost, and out-of-pocket allowance.

The training in Spain is expected to provide Yarraji with an opportunity to train under optimal conditions and gain exposure to international training methods. It will also allow her to acclimatize to European conditions, which will be beneficial for her performance in Paris.

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