Star javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra is set to make his comeback in the upcoming sixth stage of the Diamond League, which will take place in Lausanne on June 30. After recovering from a muscle strain, Chopra’s name has been included in the javelin throw event, as announced by the organizers of this prestigious athletics meet. Notably, Chopra holds the top rank in the world among Indian athletes. Alongside him, Jeswin Aldrin and Sreeshankar, prominent Indian athletes, will also participate in the long jump event.
The official website stated recently,
“In the javelin, the Indian Olympic champion Neeraj Chopra will be challenged by the Czech Jakub Vadlejch and German Julian Weber.”
Previously, Chopra had shared on Twitter that he had sustained a muscle strain during training. As a precautionary measure, Chopra withdrew from the FBK Games in the Netherlands on June 4 and the Paavo Nurmi meet in Finland on June 13. Additionally, he was unable to participate in the recently-concluded National Inter-State Senior Athletics Championships in Bhubaneswar. However, he is scheduled to compete in the Golden Spike Ostrava tournament in the Czech Republic on June 27.
Chopra’s exceptional performance in the Doha Diamond League on May 5, where he achieved a remarkable throw of 88.67m, marked a perfect start to his season. Notably, the upcoming World Championships in Budapest, Hungary (August 19-27), along with the Diamond League Finals and the Asian Games, are the major events of the year.