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Neeraj Chopra Injured! ‘Sustained A Muscle Strain During Training’, Pulls Out of Competition


Neeraj Chopra announced on social media that he strained a muscle during practice and would not compete in the Fanny Blankers-Koen Games on June 4 in Hengelo, Netherlands.

“Injuries are part of the journey, but it’s never easy,” Neeraj Chopra wrote on social media.

“Recently, I strained a muscle while working out. After consulting with a doctor, my team and I have chosen to forgo any risks that might worsen the damage.

“Unfortunately, that means I will have to cancel my participation in the Hengelo FBK Games. I’d want to wish the tournament’s organizers the utmost success.

“I plan to get back on the track in June. I’m on the road to recovery.

Neeraj added, “Thank you for all of your support.

Neeraj Chopra just surpassed his previous records to take the top spot in the men’s javelin throw world rankings. On May 5, in his first competition of the 2023 season. The 25-year-old Chopra won gold in the inaugural round of the coveted Diamond League series in Doha. His first attempt of the year resulted in an effort of 88.67m, which led the world. On his first effort, Chopra came close to breaking both his personal best and the country’s record for the javelin, which is 89.94 meters.

Neeraj is expected to compete in the Paavo Nurmi Games on June 13 in Turku. Finland, though it is unclear what his participation entails.

In preparation for his several World Athletics – Gold Level competitions in June, Chopra’s training proposal in Finland was recently authorized as well. According to a report from the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports, Neeraj plans to train at the Finnish Kuortane Olympic Training Center during this time. The financial support will pay for their airfare, camp costs, board and housing costs, health insurance, and out-of-pocket payments, among other things.

In a conversation before the season began, Neeraj had stated that the 2024 Paris Olympics remained his immediate end goal.

“I still have room to improve. I had a terrific time at my first Olympics, but I never take anything for granted. At Paris 2024, there will be higher expectations of me. Giving it my all and working even harder than I did for Tokyo are within my power, Neeraj had promised.

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