Indian javelin Champion Neeraj Chopra continued to show his greatness all over the world. After bagging a gold medal for India at Tokyo Olympics last year, he again won the Kuortane Games 2022 held in Finland. Chopra had difficulty in the pacing for throwing the Javelin, though most of them hardly got any momentum before setting off their Javelin to a distance.
Chopra won the Kuortane Games and got the gold medal after throwing his Javelin at a distance of 86.69 meters. He outdid his opponents, Keshorn Walcott, the 2012 Olympic champion, and 2019 World Champion Anderson Peters. Due to the rainy weather and wet conditions, athletes struggled, and many slipped.
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Neeraj Chopra also suffered a nasty fall after he slipped during his run-up for a throw. He then opted not to throw the rest and still won gold in the games. Chopra wasn’t injured, and the Athletics Federation of India tweeted, “News from Kuortane: All well with Neeraj Chopra after that bad slip on his third attempt. Nothing to worry. Well done Neeraj Chopra, congrats for one more top class performance.”
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WATCH: Olympic Champion Neeraj Chopra Falls During Kuortane Games
It was the second medal for the week as he previously won silver in the Paavo Nurmi Games at a distance of 89.30 meters. He also broke the National Record and his own after his previous at Tokyo Olympics.
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