Neeraj Chopra to miss Commonwealth Games 2022
The Gold Medalist, none other than, Neeraj Chopra will not be taking part in the Commonwealth games 2022 being held in Birmingham due to an injury sustained during the finals of the World Athletics Championships in Oregon. He is not fit, he got injured during the finals world Athlete championship.
The Birmingham Commonwealth Games 2022 is scheduled to be held from 28 July to 8 August. Team India Javelin Thrower Neeraj Chopra had called the IOA Secretary General Rajiv Mehta about his condition and his inability to take part in the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games owing to fitness concerns.
Mr. Neeraj Chopra had an MRI scan and as per the reports he has been advised a month’s rest by his medical team.
Neeraj Chopra won the second position at the World Athletics Championships on July 24th, finishing with a historic silver medal in the men’s javelin final with an 88.13m throw at Eugene, Oregon. Neeraj became the second Indian and the first Indian man to win a medal at the World Athletics Championships after Anju Bobby George, who won a bronze medal in the long jump at the 2003 World Championship which was held in Paris. After winning the silver medal, Mr. Chopra had mentioned about an inquiry during the commonwealth game.
Chopra said in the press conference, that he thought that the fourth throw could have gone farther but he felt something on his thighs and could not do his best in the next two. He already had the strapping on his thighs. His body was warmed after the event, will know the status tomorrow morning. Hopefully, there should not be any issues with the upcoming commonwealth games.
The team India has tweeted, that our Olympic Champ Mr. Neeraj Chopra will not be defending his title at the Birmingham commonwealth games, due to concerns regarding his fitness. We wish him a speedy recovery and are supporting him in these challenging and tough times.
Everyone knows that Chopra won Indian athletics’ maiden gold in the Tokyo Olympics last year. He is only the second Indian to have won the individual gold medal in the Olympics, after the shooter Abhinav Bindra, who clinched the yellow metal in the 2008 Beijing Games.
Earlier in the month of June, Mr. Chopra had also set a new national record with the throw of 89.94m at the Stockholm Diamond League, everyone might have heard about this new national record previously in the news.
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