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Commonwealth Games-bound Neeraj Chopra reveals injury scare after medal-securing throw in World Championships final

Chopra bagged the silver with an 88.13m throw at the World Championships.

Abhishek Sandikar Author

Updated - 24 July 2022 6:55 pm

Neeraj Chopra created history as he won the silver medal at the World Athletics Championships. But while speaking to the media after this prestigious win, Chopra opened up about how he has been dealing with tightness on his thigh after the fourth throw which resulted in foul throws in his last two attempts.

“I thought even the fourth throw could have gone farther. After that, I felt something on my thigh and could not do my best in next two. I had strapping (on thigh). I will know the status tomorrow morning because my body is still warm after the event. I hope there should not be any issue for the upcoming events, Commonwealth Games,” he said.

Chopra will next par-take in the upcoming CWG 2022 which will start on 28 July onwards. The Panipat-born will enter this event as the defending champion and will once again lock horns against Anderson Peters, who got the gold medal on Friday at Eugene, Oregon. 

He said, “Peters is doing well, he has thrown more than 90m quite a few times this year. It is good for the sport. I am happy with the rivalry. I have beaten him also. It is a healthy competition and a challenge for me. I have to improve myself.”

“Every day is new and different. The way we may want to perform, it may not happen exactly that way. It depends on the day. I don’t need to make any changes, I have my technique and I need to improve upon what I am doing.”

Neeraj Chopra himself was extremely elated with his performance and expressed that he was satisfied with this result.  “While conditions were not good & the wind speed was too high, I was confident I would perform well. I am satisfied with the result, I am happy I was able to win a medal for my country,” Chopra said after the men’s javelin throw final.

“I am feeling very happy today as I won a silver medal for the country. I will try to better at the World Championships next year. I also want to thank SAI, TOPS, Athletics Federation and the government of India for supporting me and allowing me to train abroad. I hope that we’ll get the same support in other sports so that we can make India proud. Thank you,” he added.


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