Neeraj Chopra

“Hurt About Not Being Able To Defend My Title”: Neeraj Chopra On Missing Commonwealth Games

Olympic champion Neeraj Chopra will miss the upcoming Commonwealth Games 2022 due to a groin injury. He said that he is hurt about not being able to defend his title at the Commonwealth Games

Tokyo Olympics gold medallist Neeraj Chopra has said that he is hurt about not being able to defend his title at the upcoming Commonwealth Games. Prior in the day, it was Confirmed that Neeraj would be feeling the loss of the forthcoming event. This is because of a physical injury. Neeraj gave an extended statement. By saying that he is likewise disappointed on missing the chance of being India’s flagbearer at the opening ceremony for the event. It is vital to take note of that Neeraj won a gold medal at the 2018 CWG in Gold Coast.

Neeraj Chopra wrote in a statement on Social Media –

“Hello everyone, I’m extremely disappointed to inform you all that I will not be able to represent the country at the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham. I had been feeling uncomfortable after the pull I felt in my groin during my fourth throw at the World Championships. On having it investigated medically yesterday by a group of doctors here in the US, a minor strain was discovered and I have been advised to undergo rehabilitation and give it rest for the next few weeks”.

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 In like manner, Neeraj wrote “I have discussed this with my support team and the IOA, AFI, and SAI’s CAIMS. And we’ve collectively decided that keeping my long-term goals in mind. It would be best for me to skip the CWG in order to avoid risking any further increase of the injury. Needless to say, I am hurt about not being able to defend my title. Thus, missing out on another opportunity to represent the nation. I am especially disappointed about losing out on the opportunity to be Team India’s flag bearer at the opening ceremony. An honour I was looking forward to having in a few days’ time”.

Further in his statement, Neeraj said: “For now, I will focus on my rehabilitation and hope to be back in action very soon. I would like to thank the entire country for all the love and support. That I’ve received over the past few days. And urge you all to join me in cheering on my fellow Team India athletes in Birmingham over the coming weeks.”

Neeraj Chopra, who got a silver medal with a throw of 88.13 meters on Sunday in Orego.

As supported a harm all throughout his capacity on the World Championships. Hence, he will not be able to defend his gold medal on the Commonwealth games.

“Team India javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra had called me recently from the US to pass his inability. On to participate in the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games due to wellness concerns. Following his support in the 2022 World Athletics Championships in Eugene, Mr. Chopra had a MRI scan done on Monday and, in view of it, he has been advised a month’s rest by his medical team,” Rajeev Mehta. IOA secretary general had said in a statement. Neeraj can be the ruling Olympic champion, having gotten the gold medal in the long run yr’s Tokyo games.

Chopra has been cherishing phenomenal outcomes this season. The star competitor has worked on his confidential best two times. He recorded a 89.30m throw on June 14 on the Paavo Nurmi games in Finland . And sooner than sending his javelin to 89.94m last month.

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