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A Single Phone Call Saved India’s new javelin star Kishore Kumar Jena’s Career!
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A Single Phone Call Saved India’s new javelin star Kishore Kumar Jena’s Career!

Kishore Kumar Jena would have given up javelin even before the world could recognise his potential if it weren't for his father's timely advice that he received over the phone at three in the morning in July. Athletics fans were drawn to Jena when he emerged victorious at the Asian Games, compelling Olympic and World Champion Neeraj Chopra to muster his best throw of the year in order to win another gold medal. Jena's results have improved thanks to his October silver medal from the Asiad and his fifth-place finish at the World Championships one month prior. But without a few months' worth of long-distance communication between a father and son, none of that would have been possible. Kishore Kumar Jena, who was in Beirut, spoke with his father Keshab, a rice farmer in Kothasa...