Neeraj Chopra, an Indian track and field athlete, is likely to miss the Commonwealth Games 2022 due to an injury. Neeraj created history by winning Gold at Commonwealth Games 2018 and then added a Gold again won at Tokyo Olympics.
Neeraj Chopra Got A Silver
In Men’s Javelin throw, on Sunday, Neeraj Chopra won a silver medal at World Athletics Championships in Eugene, USA.
“Our Olympic Champ @Neeraj_chopra1 will not be defending his title at @birminghamcg22 due to concerns regarding his fitness. We wish him a speedy recovery & are supporting him in these challenging times,” said Indian Olympics Association in a statement released on Social Media.
So, Neeraj Chopra revealed after winning a silver at world Athletics that he had sustained a groyne injury. “I kept improving my throws throughout, but during the fourth throw, I felt pain in my groin, so I could not give everything in the last couple of throws. But I am happy with what I have done”, asserted Neeraj to Indian Today.
After an MRI scan, Neeraj was advised for a one-month rest by his medical team, said IOA secretary Rajeev Mehta.
“Team India javelin thrower Mr Neeraj Chopra had called me earlier today from the US to convey his inability to take part in the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games owing to fitness concerns. Following his participation in the 2022 World Athletics Championships in Eugene, Mr Chopra had an MRI scan done on Monday and, based on it, he has been advised a month’s rest by his medical team,” Mehta told.
Neeraj’s Journey To Success
After Anju Bobby George, in 2003, Neeraj became the second athlete to win a medal at World Athletics Championships. With an 88.13m throw, Neeraj got a silver and managed to throw the javelin 82.39m in the second attempt.