On Tuesday 27/02.2018, as the official start list of the men’s javelin was issued for the Indian Grand Prix, the name of the athlete was scratched out. The men’s javelin throw results Neeraj Chopra(82.88m). Vipin Kasana (80.04) and Amit Kumar 77.33) came second and third respectively.
The athlete in mention had last year failed a dope test but was allowed to compete because the substance did not attract a provisional suspension. The athlete has been part of the national camp and was training with German coach Uwe Hohn (Known for being the man to throw 104m with the javelin before the rule change in 1986) in Patiala. His last competition was the Asian Games test event in Jakarta earlier this month.
According to sources, the communication from the IAAF was received a day before the first leg of the Indian Grand Prix. The IAAF “this particular athlete had failed a dope test. This is a new incident and not related to the athlete’s previous case. The athlete’s name was removed from the start list for the very same reason. The athlete was informed about the result,”
More will be posted when details are properly released about this.
On a more positive note.
During the Indian Grand Prix Javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra, met qualifying distance 81.80 metres is the marker for the Commonwealth games Chopra threw 82.88 metres. Neeraj Chopra has now joined the national camp and is now training with Uwe Hohn after a three month stint with another German Werner Daniels who is based in Offenburg.