Neeraj Chopra to miss Commonwealth Games 2022 due to injury

India’s Olympics Gold medal winner Neeraj Chopra will miss the Commonwealth Games 2022 being held in Birmingham this year, news agency ANI has reported citing Rajeev Mehta, the secretary-general of the Indian Olympic Association (IOA on 26 July.

Speaking to ANI, Mehta said Neeraj Chopra is not fit as he got injured in the finals of World Athletic Championship.

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“Neeraj Chopra will not take part in Commonwealth Games 2022. He is not fit as he got injured in the finals of World Athletic Championship. He informed us about this,” Rajeev Mehta told ANI.

The Birmingham Commonwealth Games 2022 is scheduled to be held from July 28 to August 8.

On 24 July, Chopra won the second position at the World Athletics Championships, finishing with a historic silver in the men’s javelin final with a 88.13m throw at Eugene, Oregon. With this, Chopra has became the second Indian and first Indian man to win a medal at the World Athletics Championships.

After winning the silver medal, he had mentioned about an inquiry during the game.

“I thought even the fourth throw could have gone farther. After that, I felt something on my thigh and could not do my best in next two. I had strapping (on thigh). I will know the status tomorrow morning because my body is still warm after the event. I hope there should not be any issue for the upcoming events, Commonwealth Games,” he had said.

Chopra had won Indian athletics’ maiden gold in the Tokyo Olympics last year. He is only the second Indian to have won an individual gold in the Olympics, after shooter Abhinav Bindra, who clinched the yellow metal in 2008 Beijing Games.

Earlier in June, Chopra had also set a new national record with an opening throw of 89.94m at the Stockholm Diamond League

 

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