Neeraj Chopra, the Olympic champion for India, will not compete in the future Commonwealth Games in 2022 after winning silver at the World Athletics Championships a few days ago.
The Javelin champion reportedly informed officials that he would be unable to defend his title at the Commonwealth Games because he was not fully well.
Neeraj Chopra, a javelin thrower for Team India, called me earlier today from the US to inform me that he will be unable to compete in the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games due to physical issues. Rajeev Mehta, the secretary general of the Indian Olympic Association, made a statement.
He added that Chopra had an MRI scan on Monday following his participation in the 2022 World Athletics Championships in Eugene and that based on the results, his medical team had prescribed a month of recuperation.
At the 2018 Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast, Australia, the 24-year-old athlete took home the gold medal for javelin throwing.
In addition, he made history for India by winning the javelin event at the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, becoming the nation’s first gold medalist in Olympic athletics.
It is important to note that Birmingham will host the Commonwealth Games starting on July 28.