Olympic champion javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra to Return to Action at Lausanne Diamond League on June 30.
There is also the World Championships August 19-27 in Budapest, Hungary, which is the major event this year, along with the Diamond League Finals and the Asian Games.
With his gold in Tokyo in 2021, Chopra created history by becoming the first Indian to win an individual Olympic medal in athletics.
The 25-year-old also missed the recently-concluded National Inter-State Senior Athletics Championships in Bhubaneswar.
He also has a scheduled tournament at the Golden Spike Ostrava in the Czech Republic on June 27.
The 25-year-old had won the Doha Diamond League on May 5 with a throw of 88.67m, capping off a perfect start to the season.
Besides Chopra, the names of top Indian athletes Jeswin Aldrin and Sreeshankar have been entered in long jump.
”In the javelin, the Indian Olympic champion Neeraj Chopra will be challenged by the Czech Jakub Vadlejch and German Julian Weber,” the official website of the competition stated recently.
Tokyo Olympics gold medallist Chopra had announced on Twitter last month that he had sustained a muscle strain during his training and, as a precautionary measure, he had pulled out of the FBK Games in the Netherlands (June 4) and the Paavo Nurmi meet in Finland (June 13).
In the list released by the organisers of the prestigious athletics meet, the world number one Indian’s name has been entered in the javelin throw event.
Neeraj Chopra, who was recovering from a muscle strain, will return to action for the sixth stage of the Diamond League in Lausanne on June 30.