2017 Javelin World Champion Johannes Vetter will not compete at the upcoming IAAF World Championships in Oregon.
Vetter confirmed the development in an Instagram post on Wednesday.
“As you’ve probably noticed, I haven’t shared a lot of content over the past months. I’ve been struggling with shoulder issues since the start of the season. Therefore, we have decided not to compete in the World Championships in Oregon.”
“It is difficult to say when I will be able to compete again and I will need the following weeks to absorb this decision. However, I will try to keep you updated and share some additional updates.”
As you’ve probably noticed, I haven’t shared a lot of content over the past months. I’ve had shoulder problems since the start of the season. So we decided not to compete in the world championships in Oregon.
Hard to say… https://t.co/0zCGWdGDit pic.twitter.com/3tSHxbVbwT
– Johannes Vetter (@jojo_javelin) 6 July 2022
Vetter’s absence greatly improves Neeraj’s chance of winning the gold medal at the World Championships. He has consistently crossed the 90-meter mark over the past five years after first breaking through in 2017.