Chopra sustained a groin injury on Sunday’s historic silver medal win at Worlds. He has been given a month’s rest. After his fourth throw, the 88.13m one that placed him in the medal positions after an early stutter, Neeraj let loose a loud roar and gave a thumbs up to the cameras. However, he soon realized that he had caused some injury to his body.
After my fourth attempt, I felt a little bit on my thigh. I was unable to exert that much effort so I strapped my thigh. He said that he would know by morning what it felt like or if there was anything to be concerned about.
After winning the World Athletics Silver, Neeraj Chopra disclosed that he had suffered a groin injury in the Eugene 12-man final. After undergoing medical evaluations, the 24-year-old Olympic champion said that he would not be able to participate in the Commonwealth Games.
“… “…I kept improving my throws all through, but during the fourth throw I felt pain in both my groin and stomach, so I couldn’t give it all in the last two throws. After scripting his history, Neeraj said that he is happy with the work he has done.
The World Athletics Championships medal was won by the Indian javelin stars. After having failed his first attempt, Neeraj took silver with an 88.13m throw and only 82.39m on his second attempt. The Olympic champion made a remarkable turnaround to reach the podium despite a slow start.
Neeraj was second to Anderson Peters of Grenada, who won the gold medal with a best attempt at 90.54m. Peters, 24 had three throws exceeding 90m in Eugene’s men’s javelin final. He was the 2nd man to defend his javelin title at World Athletics Championships.