Just before the start of the Commonwealth Games 2022 to be held in Birmingham, India has suffered a major setback. Javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra, who won the gold medal in Tokyo Olympics, has been ruled out of the Commonwealth Games. A few days back, Neeraj, who won silver in World Athletics, is missing the Commonwealth Games due to injury.
India often performs better in the Commonwealth Games and confirms its place in the top-3. This time everyone was hoping that due to Neeraj Chopra, India’s gold medal in javelin throw could be confirmed. But Neeraj Chopra himself has confirmed that he will not be able to participate in these games due to injury.
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After the World Athletics event, Neeraj Chopra had an MRI scan, in which a groin injury has been detected. In such a situation, Neeraj has been advised to take rest for about a month, which is why he has been ruled out of the Commonwealth Games 2022.
Neeraj Chopra’s match in the Commonwealth Games was to be held on 5 August, on the same day the Javelin Throw event was held. Now India’s hopes in this field are from DP Manu and Rohit Yadav. Now both of them will represent India in Javelin Throw.
Neeraj Chopra may have created history by winning the silver medal in the World Athletics Championship, but he fouled 3 times in 6 throws in the final. His first and last two throws were fouls. Significantly, he ensured a silver medal for India by throwing 88.13 meters in the fourth throw.
The reason behind Neeraj’s foul was leg pain. Neeraj himself had said that he felt more pain in the groin in the fourth throw. Because of that, he could not apply full force in the last two throws. He had said that Birmingham would try to give his best in the Commonwealth Games. But his dream remained incomplete due to injury.
The country had high hopes from 24-year-old Neeraj Chopra, he returned to the track after undergoing an operation in 2019 and since then history is being created. Neeraj Chopra won the gold medal in the Tokyo Olympics and became the second athlete from India to win gold in the single-person category.
Apart from this, Neeraj Chopra won the silver medal in the World Athletics Championship held in America this week. Neeraj Chopra became the first Indian since 2003 to win a medal here. Neeraj Chopra threw the javelin up to 88.13 meters away and won the silver medal.
Let us tell you that this time the Commonwealth Games are being played in Birmingham, England, which is to start from 28 July. This time from India, a delegation of more than 200 members has been sent to the Commonwealth Games, in which around one hundred and fifty players are involved.