Neeraj Chopra, the top-ranked javelin thrower in the world, is expected to make a comeback at the sixth stage of the Wanda Diamond League in Lausanne on June 30 after recovering from a muscle strain. While there hasn’t been an official announcement from the reigning Olympic champion, the competition’s official website has indicated that Chopra will be participating in the upcoming event.
Last month, Neeraj Chopra took to Twitter to inform his followers about a muscle strain he had suffered during training. As a precautionary step, he decided to withdraw from the FBK Games in the Netherlands (June 4) and the Paavo Nurmi meet in Finland (June 13).
The website has stated,
“In the javelin, the Indian Olympic champion Neeraj Chopra will be challenged by the Czech Jakub Vadlejch and German Julian Weber,”
Chopra didn’t take part in the ongoing National Inter-State Senior Athletics Championships in Bhubaneswar. Furthermore, Neeraj Chopra’s participation in the scheduled tournament at the Golden Spike Ostrava in the Czech Republic on June 27 is still pending an official announcement.