New Delhi, July 27: Health issues will stop Olympic Video games Javelin Throw champion, Neeraj Chopra, from competing within the Commonwealth Video games starting in Birmingham on July 28. He suffered a minor damage when competing on the World Athletics Championships Oregon22 in Eugene on Sunday and made the choice after an MRI scan on Monday.
Athletics Federation of India President Adille Sumariwalla mentioned Neeraj Chopra had requested AFI to tell the Indian Olympic Affiliation (IOA) that he wouldn’t be able to be the flag-bearer of the Indian contingent in Birmingham.
“Neeraj has mentioned that since he isn’t 100 per cent match to compete on the Commonwealth Video games, he wouldn’t be the flag bearer of the Indian contingent on the athletes’ parade within the opening ceremony,” Mr. Sumariwalla mentioned. “Neeraj seemed to be struggling on Sunday in the course of the finals on the World Championships. We’re in fixed contact with him to help his restoration.”
On Sunday, Neeraj Chopra turned India’s first male athlete to win a medal on the World Championships with an effort of 88.13m within the remaining at Hayward Discipline. He gained a silver medal whereas Grenada’s Anderson Peters grabbed the gold together with his finest try of 90.54m.