Boxing: Vijender pulls out owing to injury

Friday, Jan 30, 2015,18:34 IST By metrovaartha A A A

New Delhi | Star Indian pugilist Vijender Singh has pulled out of the 35th National Games starting tomorrow, owing to a nose injury. I have not been able to recover from the nose injury which had forced me out of the Asian Games November last, Vijender told UNI. Though it is not a major injury, I have to be careful..
The 29-year-old middleweight boxer last participated in the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow last year where he clinched the silver medal.    Apart from Vijender, many other star athletes like Saina Nehwal, Sushil Kumar and Yogeshwar Dutt have also decided to give the Games a miss.
The National Games event is going to be held at seven districts of Kerala in 30 venues. The first event of the Games will be the opening ceremony to be held, tomorrow evening at the Green Field Stadium with cricketing legend Sachin Tendulkar as the chief guest.