The Commonwealth Games 2022 are going to be held in Birmingham, England from today 28 July to 8 August. India’s 215 players are supposed to take part in this Maha Kumbh of the Games. The absence of the Tokyo Olympics gold medalist Neeraj Chopra is a big setback for India before the tournament started.
Similarly, Aishwarya Babu of Karnataka failed the dope test before her arrival at the Commonwealth Games. Aishwarya is the national record holder in the triple jump. In such a situation, now 213 Indian players will take part in the glory of the tricolor.
India’s 1st participation was in 1934
The Commonwealth Games sports tournament is held every 4 years. This event is the third largest sports event after the Asian Games. The first edition of the Commonwealth Games was held in the Canadian city of Hamilton in 1930. At the same time, India participated in the commonwealth games for the first time in 1934. At that time tournament was known as the British Empire Games.
Neeraj Chopra is not participating due to Groin Injury
A big blow for Indian fans, the Tokyo Olympics gold medalist Indian Javelin throw star Neeraj Chopra is ruled out from Commonwealth Games 2022 due to Injury. He himself informed about his injury. Indian track and fields 1st medalist in Olympics said I suffered a groin injury during the 4th throw in the finals of Javelin throw event at the World Athletes Championships 2022. After further assessment, he found a niggle. Doctors have suggested he rest.
He will not take the Indian flag in the opening ceremony
Neeraj had the opportunity to take the Indian flag in the opening ceremony of the Commonwealth Games today. But now he can’t participate there too. He also showed the sadness of not participating in the opening ceremony.