Athletics

Neeraj not to defend Asian title

Neeraj Chopra. File

Neeraj Chopra. File   | Photo Credit: Biswaranjan Rout

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Neeraj Chopra, the country’s biggest name in athletics, will not be defending his javelin title in the Asian athletics championships which begin in Doha on April 21.

Neeraj, the World No. 4 and also the Asian Games and Commonwealth Games champion, has suffered an elbow strain and has decided to play it safe.

Elbow pain

“He has got pain in the elbow and if he competes in the Asians, it could worsen the situation,” chief National coach Bahadur Singh told The Hindu from Patiala on Sunday.

“He is now in India. Two days ago, he had a throw and felt pain in his elbow so he and his coach think that it would be better not to take part in the Asian Championships.”

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