Huge blow for India’s hopes at the Olympics!!! Neeraj Chopra misses out on this upcoming tour with a muscle strain

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Neeraj Chopra

Neeraj Chopra, the reigning Olympic and world champion in javelin throw, has announced his withdrawal from the upcoming Ostrava Golden Spike 2024 athletics meet. This decision comes as a result of an adductor muscle strain he sustained during training.

Neeraj Chopra’s muscle strain

Chopra’s strain occurred a couple of weeks ago, and it has prompted him to take a break from his rigorous training and competition schedule. Despite this setback, Chopra will still attend the event in Czechia on May 28 as a guest.

The Ostrava Golden Spike is a significant event in the World Athletics Continental Tour Gold label series. Chopra’s absence from the competition is a considerable loss for the event and his fans worldwide. However, the organizers have found a replacement in Germany’s Julian Weber.

This setback marks the second successive year that Chopra had to pull out of the Ostrava Golden Spike. Last year, he was also unable to compete due to a muscle injury. Despite these challenges, Chopra remains one of India’s best medal hopes in the upcoming Paris Olympic Games.

Chopra’s journey in athletics has been nothing short of inspiring. His gold medal win at the Tokyo Olympics catapulted him to global fame and cemented his status as one of the world’s top javelin throwers.

Looking ahead, Chopra is set to compete in the Paavo Nurmi Games in Turku, Finland, on June 18. This event will be a significant step in his preparation for the Paris 2024 Olympics, where he aims to defend his Olympic crown.

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