Neeraj Chopra Sets New National Record With 89.30 Metre Javelin Throw

Neeraj Chopra Sets New National Record With 89.30 Metre Javelin Throw

File photo of Olympic gold medalist javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra

Indian javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra set a new national record by throwing 89.30 meters at the Pau Normi ​​Games in Finland. Neeraj improved his own record of 87.58 meters, which he achieved during the Tokyo Olympics. Neeraj Chopra is India’s first Olympic gold medalist in athletics and only the second individual gold medalist in the Olympics.

Neeraj Chopra won a silver medal in the event with his throw. This was Neeraj’s first competitive outing after winning a historic gold medal at the Tokyo Games. Oliver Hollander of Finland won the gold medal in the event with a throw of 89.83 meters.

This was a great performance by Neeraj as he was participating in a competitive tournament for the first time in almost a year.

Neeraj started the race with a throw of 86.92 meters and after the first throw, the Indian ace was at the top position. But Helander made 89.83 meters in his second attempt and went ahead. Neeraj counterattacked with his 89.30m throw but fouled in his next three attempts.

Promoted.

His last throw was an attempt of 85.85 meters and with that he finished second.

Grenada’s Anderson Peters won the bronze medal in the event with a throw of 86.60 meters.

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