Despite the Indian Olympic Association’s (IOA) directive that it is “essential” for the nation’s famous athletes to partake in the multi-sport event, slated from September 29 to October 12 in six towns of Gujarat, Neeraj Chopra will not take part in the upcoming 36th National Games.
For Neeraj, it’s crucial to give his “weary” body enough time to relax and recover before the challenging tasks that lie ahead in the upcoming year. He has had a busy current season, one that saw him win the renowned Diamond League Trophy late Thursday and the historic silver medal at the World Championships in Eugene.
This was intended to be my final event of the season, according to my timetable from the beginning of the year. Around this time, I was scheduled to compete in the Asian Games, but they were postponed. My season ended with the Zurich competition because we were previously aware of it. The National Games’ dates have now been revealed. My coach, Dr. Klaus Bartonietz, urged me to recover and be ready for the important season, which includes the World Championships and Asian Games, next year, Neeraj stated.
“I recently overcame a groin injury. It might be dangerous if I train and compete. My uncle and some pals arrived in Zurich by way of India. Thus, I will be taking a week or two of vacation with them before flying back to India. I’ll return home after that to start my recovery program, Neeraj stated.