India has suffered a significant setback ahead of the Commonwealth Games 2022, to be held in Birmingham this year. Star javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra will not be able to participate in the upcoming Commonwealth Games 2022 due to fitness issues. Neeraj Chopra’s exit has significantly affected India’s medal-winning hopes. India was expecting a medal from Neeraj Chopra. IOA Secretary General Rajeev Mehta told Times Now that Neeraj Chopra will not participate in the Commonwealth Games as his fitness is not 100%.
Rajeev Mehta said, ‘Neeraj Chopra’s fitness is not 100 per cent, and that is why he will not be able to participate in the upcoming Commonwealth Games. Neeraj Chopra spoke to me about this, and he has been advised to rest for 20 days. Let us tell you that Neeraj Chopra recently created history by winning the silver medal in the javelin event at the World Championships. He became the first Indian male track and field athlete to win a medal at the World Championships. Neeraj Chopra won a medal at the World Championships, ending a 19-year drought.
Neeraj Chopra became the second Indian athlete after Anju Bobby George to win a medal at the World Championships. In 2003, Anju Bobby George won a medal in the long jump at the World Championships in Paris. On Sunday, Neeraj Chopra, who won the gold medal at the Tokyo Olympics, won the silver medal in the men’s javelin at the World Meet in Eugene, USA. Neeraj Chopra won the silver medal at the World Athletics Championships with a best throw of 88.13m.
Neeraj Chopra’s first throw was a foul in the Javelin (Men) event of the 18th World Athletics Championships in Eugene, USA. Throw 82.39 meters in the second throw, 86.37 meters in the third throw and 88.13 meters in the fourth throw. At the same time, his fifth and sixth throws were fouls. Chopra started in Group A qualification and threw a throw of 88.39m, which was the third best throw of her career. Chopra’s best individual performance is 89.94m. He played in the 2017 London World Championship but could not qualify for the final.