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Star Indian javelin thrower Chopra out of C/wealth Games

The strong Indian contingent for the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham suffered a massive setback as star javelin thrower, Neeraj Chopra, fresh from his silver medal-winning performance at the World Athletics Championships in Eugene (US), has been ruled from the quadrennial showpiece due to a groin injury.

Speaking to IANS, Indian Olympic Association (IOA) secretary-general Rajiv Mehta said, Chopra had been advised to rest for a month by doctors after an MRI showed an injury in his groin.

Chopra was a strong contender for the title at the Commonwealth Games as he had won gold at the 2018 Games at Gold Coast.

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