Neeraj Chopra, an Olympic champion in the javelin throw, will be able to compete in the Lausanne Diamond League Meeting on August 26 if he is “medically fit,” according to the head of the Athletics Federation of India. Chopra withdrew from the recent Commonwealth Games due to a minor injury (AFI).
The 24-year-old Chopra was listed as one of the competitors for the Diamond League Meeting’s Lausanne leg on August 26.
However, he has not yet decided whether or not to enter the famous contest.
If Neeraj is deemed medically fit, he would compete in Lausanne, Sumariwalla told PTI on Saturday.
Due to a “mild” groyne strain he sustained when earning a historic silver at the World Championships in Eugene, USA, last month, Chopra skipped the Birmingham CWG. He was told to take a month off.
A source had previously stated a few days prior to the event, “Neeraj is working on his rehabilitation and his team will take a call concerning the Lausanne Diamond League.”
Avinash Sable, who won silver at the CWG in Birmingham, competed in the men’s 3000 m steeplechase as well.