CWG 2022 Athletics LIVE: Big Blow for Indian Athletics Squad, Neeraj Chopra out of CWG 2022

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CWG 2022 LIVE: India at CWG 2022 – India faced a big blow as Neeraj Chopra, who is a top contender for…

CWG 2022 LIVE: India at CWG 2022 – India faced a big blow as Neeraj Chopra, who is a top contender for a medal in Athletics has been ruled out  of the competition due to injury. The star Javelin thrower who clinched a historic silver medal at the World Athletics Championship recently has suffered a groin injury and will miss the games in Birmingham. Neeraj won the gold medal in the previous edition of the Commonwealth Games at Gold Coast. Follow CWG 2022 LIVE updates on InsideSport.IN 

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In Neeraj’s absence, India will now have 35 athletes across 16 events and they will look to better the performance from the previous edition of the quadrennial event. In 2018 at Gold Coast, India won three medals – one gold, one silver and one bronze each in athletics.

India Squad for Athletics 

Men 

  • 3000m Steeplechase – Avinash Sable
  • 4x400m Relay – Amoj Jacob, Noah Nirmal Tom, Naganathan Pandi, Rajesh Ramesh
  • Marathon – Nitender Rawat
  • 10 km walk – Amit Khatri, Sandeep Kumar
  • Long Jump – M Sreeshankar, Muhammed Anees Yahiya
  • Triple Jump – Abdulla Aboobacker, Praveen Chithravel, Eldhose Paul
  • High Jump  – Tejaswin Shankar
  • Javelin Throw – DP Manu, Rohit Yadav

Women 

  • 100 metres – Dhanalakshmi Sekar
  • 100 metres hurdles – Jyothi Yarraji
  • 4x100m Relay – Dutee Chand, Hima Das, Srabani Nanda, MV Jilna, NS Simi
  • 10 km walk – Priyanka Goswami, Bhawna Jat
  • Long Jump – Aishwarya Babu, Ancy Sojan
  • Triple Jump – Aishwarya Babu
  • Shotput – Manpreet Kaur
  • Discuss Throw – Navjeet Dhillon, Seema Punia
  • Hammer Throw – Manju Bala, Sarita Singh
  • Javelin Throw – Annu Rani, Shilpa Rani

India’s medal contenders in Athletics 

 

Men

Murali Sreeshankar  – Long Jump 

Murali Sreeshankar is expected to win a medal in the long jump. the 23-year-old has a personal best of 8.36m this season, which is also the joint second-best of the season alongside Tokyo winner Miltiadis Tentoglou. Sreeshankar finished seventh in the World Athletics Championship this year after registering a jump of 7.96 m and he will look to better that performance and go past the 8 m mark to clinch a medal.

Avinash Sable – 3000m Steeplechase 

Avinash Sable is another medal contender, who would participate in the 3000m steeplechase. Sable is a national record holder in the event with a timing of 8:12.48 achieved at Rabat Diamond League in 2022. The 28-year old recently finished 11th at the World Athletics with a timing of 8:31.75. Having the pedigree to clock a much-better timing, he will look to perform to his potential at the CWG 2022 and has a great chance of winning a medal.

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Women

Seema Punia and Navjeet Dhillon – Discuss Throw 

Discuss throwers Seema Punia and Navjeet Dhillon, who won the silver medal and bronze medal respectively at the 2018 Commonwealth Games will be the strong contenders for medal this year as well both the players missed the World Athletics Championship this year in order to focus their preparation for the Commonwealth Games and they are expected to give their best shot. However both the players are provisionally named in the squad for the Commonwealth Games and they will have to produce good results in the lead up to the CWG 2022 to confirm their pot in the quadrennial event.

4x100m relay team

Dutee Chand and Hima Das’ presence in the 4x100m relay team has risen hopes of a podium finish in the event. Hima Das is yet to win an international medal and she came into limelight at the 2018 Commonwealth Games after finishing sixth in 400 metres. The 22-year old has been in good form recently as she won the 100m gold in the inter-state Athletics Championship last month. Alongside Hima Das and Dutee Chand, the women’s relay team also comprise Srabani Nanda, MV Jilna, NS Simi and S Dhanalakshmi.

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CWG 2022 Athletics LIVE: Neeraj Chopra to miss out Commonwealth Games due to injury, Check full Indian Athletics squad, Schedule & LIVE Streaming details – All you need to know about Indian Athletics in CWG 2022

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