Asian shot-put champion Tajinderpal Singh Toor and Commonwealth Games medalist high jumper Tejaswin Shankar will skip the upcoming World Athletics Championships, which will be held in Budapest, Hungary from August 19 to 27.
Toor had to withdraw due to a groin injury sustained in the Asian Athletics Championships in Bangkok last month. He heaved 20.23 m to secure a gold, but also injured himself.
Toor had secured qualification for the World Championships with an Asian record-setting throw of 21.77 during the Inter-State championships in June.
This will be the second successive World Championships Tajinder will miss due to injury, having previously withdrawn from the 2022 Championships in Eugene due to a groin injury.
Tejaswin will however focus on Asian Games 2023, which will be held from Hangzhou, China from September 23 to October 8.(ANI)