Diamond League: Neeraj Chopra Once Again Creates a National Record of 89.94m in Javelin Throw

Diamond League Neeraj Chopra Once Again Creates a National Record of 89.94m in Javelin Throw

Tokyo Olympic Champion Neeraj Chopra yet again set another national record within a span of less than a month. He represented India in the Diamond League yesterday day in Stockholm, Sweden. Chopra brought back a gold medal from the Tokyo Olympics last year and won a gold medal a couple of weeks back at the Kuortane Games

Neeraj Chopra created a national record during his throw at the Olympics, which he later broke and renewed during the Paavo Nurmi Games. He failed to win the medal and got silver but created a new record for India. The Golden Boy represented India in the Diamond League, which is a one-day athletics league.

Chopra set a new record of 89.94 meters, breaking his previous record of Paavo Nurmi Games. He was just a mere 6-centimeter short of achieving the 90-meter mark. Neeraj was a couple meters short compared to his opponents and was second in the league. His other throws were 84.37m, 87.46m, 84.77m, 86.67m, and 89.30m. 

Current World Champion and Season Leader Anderson Peters of Grenada got the best throw at the distance of 90.31 meters, coming in the first position. “Today, I feel good, and after first throw, I thought I could throw even over 90m today. But it is OK as I have more competitions coming this year. I am close to 90m now, and I can throw it this year. Despite the fact that I did not win tonight, I feel very good because I did my best.” Neeraj Chopra said after the event.

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