Neeraj Chopra Not Competing in Paris Diamond League: Sable and Jena to Take the Stage

Olympic and world champion javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra has clarified that he will not be competing in the Paris Diamond League on Sunday. The statement comes after a media report suggested that Chopra had withdrawn from the event due to an adductor niggle, an injury that has been bothering him for the past few months. Chopra took to social media to emphasize that he had never entered his name for the competition, thus making any notion of a withdrawal inaccurate.

While Chopra will be absent, India will be represented by top athletes Avinash Sable and Kishore Jena. Sable, the reigning national champion in the 3000m steeplechase, and Jena, a promising javelin thrower, will use the Paris leg of the Diamond League as a valuable opportunity to sharpen their Olympic preparations. Both athletes have had a less-than-ideal season so far, with limited competition experience. They will be looking to acclimatize themselves to the conditions of Paris, the upcoming host city for the Olympics.

Sable, in his five previous Diamond League appearances, has achieved a best finish of fifth place. Jena’s season has been marked by modest performances, including a throw of 76.31m in the Doha Diamond League and 75.49m in the Federation Cup. However, he did manage to secure a bronze medal at the National Inter-State Championships with an impressive 80.84m throw.

The men’s 3000m steeplechase and javelin throw events at the Paris Diamond League 2024 will take place on Sunday, July 7, 2024, at 7:53 PM IST and 8:15 PM IST, respectively. Fans can catch the live broadcast on [Insert Channel Name] and live streaming will be available on [Insert Platform Name].

We welcome you to the live coverage of the Paris Diamond League 2024, where Avinash Sable and Kishore Jena will be competing for India in the men’s 3000m steeplechase and men’s javelin throw event, respectively.

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