Neeraj Chopra : Javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra, who won gold in Tokyo Olympics, did wonders in the Diamond League. He broke his own national record by throwing a javelin 89.94 meters in the very first attempt…
Neeraj Chopra won silver medal in Diamond League
Javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra, who had a strong performance in the Tokyo Olympics, has done wonders once. He has captured the silver medal while performing brilliantly in the Diamond League. With this, he broke his own national record for the second time in the last 15 days. At the same time, Grenadian Anderson Peters captured the gold by throwing a javelin 90.31 meters away.
Outstanding performance!!😍 pic.twitter.com/5PzS4iIIeF
— Dept of Sports MYAS (@IndiaSports) July 1, 2022
Now the World Championship is to be played from July 15.
In the Diamond League played in Stockholm, Neeraj threw 89.94 meters in the very first attempt. In this way he broke his own national record, which was made only on 14 June. Then Neeraj won the silver medal in the Pave Nurmi Games in Turku by throwing the javelin 89.30 meters away.
With new National record mark of 89.94m, Neeraj Chopra finishes 2nd best at prestigious Stockholm Diamond League.
Reigning World Champion Andersen Peters topped the field with 90.31m. pic.twitter.com/3HNtWfBi4b
— India_AllSports (@India_AllSports) June 30, 2022
Neeraj Chopra’s performance in Diamond League
1st attempt – 89.94
Second attempt – 84.37
Third attempt – 87.46
Fourth attempt – 84.77
Fifth attempt – 86.67
Sixth attempt – 86.84
Slipped and fell in Kuortane, still won the title
While Neeraj Chopra scored 86 in Kuortane Games. He was on top by throwing a javelin 60 meters away. The competition was tough in both these tournaments held in Finland. In Kuortane, Neeraj Chopra had also fallen in the third attempt due to slippage due to rain, but immediately stood up and won the title without injury.
In Zurich in August 2018 85. Chopra played in the Diamond League for the first time after finishing fourth with a throw of 73m. This was Neeraj Chopra’s 8th Diamond League tournament. Earlier, Neeraj had played Diamond League thrice in 2017 and four times in 2018, but could not win a medal in it. Twice finished fourth.
Neeraj Chopra will play in the World Championship next month
This was the biggest tournament for Neeraj Chopra before the World Championship to be held in the US next month, in which he performed brilliantly. The World Championship will be played from July 15, before which Neeraj Chopra will not play any other tournament. In such a situation, this Diamond League was very special for him.