Eliminating the risk of injury during the Quarten Games in Finland, where he claimed his first win of the year, Olympic champion javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra said he would start the Diamond League season on June 30 in Stockholm. Looking forward to
Chopra, 24, slipped after his third attempt at Kovartane on Saturday. Conditions were bad for the javelin throw competition with wet and slippery run-ups due to rain. He lost his balance after dropping the spear in his third attempt and fell badly after hitting the turf with his left shoulder.
Chopra won the match with his initial throw – his only legal effort – 86.69m. He made just three attempts, just like second- and third-place finishers – 2012 Olympic champion Kishore Walcott of Trinidad and Tobago (86.64m) and current world champion Anderson Peters of Grenada (84.75m).
Chopra wrote in an Instagram post, “Tough weather, but happy to have my first win of the season here in Cortana.”
“I’m feeling good and looking forward to starting my Diamond League season in the aubauhausgalan (Stockholm Diamond League) on the 30th.”
Tough weather, but happy to have my first win of the season here at Kuortane. I’m feeling good and looking forward to starting my Diamond League season. BAUHAUSGALAN On the 30th
Thank you for all the messages and support. ?????????????????? pic.twitter.com/C1ulI0mktN
– Neeraj Chopra (e Neeraj_chopra1) June 19, 2022
His throw was not as big as the 89.30-meter effort at the Paavo Nurmi Games in Turku, Finland, on Tuesday in the second place in the star-studded arena, but the victory was definitely ahead of the Stockholm Diamond League. It will increase confidence.
The Athletics Federation of India (AFI) also said that “everything is fine” with Chopra.
AFI tweeted, “News from Kourtane: After a bad slip in his third attempt with e Neeraj_chopra1. No worries. Well done #NeerajChopra, congratulations on another great performance,” AFI tweeted. ۔
News from Kuortane: All is well. Neeraj_chopra1 Bad slip in his third attempt after that. Nothing to worry about ????
– Athletics Federation of India (iafiindia) June 18, 2022
Peters, who has been beaten twice by Chopra in four days, tops the charts this season with his 93.07m monster throw while winning a gold medal in the Doha Diamond League last month. In Turku, Chopra’s 89.30m effort is fifth for the season.
Chopra broke his own national record with a magnificent throw of 89.30 meters after his historic gold medal at the Tokyo Olympics, which put him in second place in the Pow Normi Games.
Chopra’s first competitive event in just 10 months was nothing short of extraordinary as he touched the mark of about 90 meters, which is considered the gold standard in the world of Julian Throw.
His previous national record was 88.07m which he set in Patiala in March last year. He won the gold medal at the Tokyo Olympics on August 7, 2021 with a throw of 87.58 meters.
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