Watch: Neeraj Chopra Shares Video Of National Record Breaking Throw

Watch: Neeraj Chopra Shares Video Of National Record Breaking Throw

Olympic gold medalist Neeraj Chopra took to Twitter on Wednesday to share a video of his throw at the Pau Normi ​​Games in Finland, which helped him improve his own national record. Neeraj finished second in the event by throwing a javelin from a distance of 89.30 meters. This was their first competitive event since winning a gold medal in Tokyo last year.

“There’s no better feeling than getting back on track! Happy starting our 2022 season with a personal best throw of 89.30m. Thank you. paavonurmigames Congratulations to Oliver Helander for a great experience and for winning. Next stop KuortaneGamesNeeraj wrote on Twitter.

Oliver Hollander of Finland won the gold medal in the event with a throw of 89.83 meters.

It got off to a great start with 86.92m before sending the spear at 89.30m. His next three attempts were fouls as he covered 85.85 meters in his sixth and final throw.

Oliver Hollander, 25, of Finland, who has a personal best of 88.02m and the best of the season at 80.36m, was the gold medalist with the best throw of 89.83m which he produced in his second attempt.

Chopra’s 89.30m effort will take him to the fifth position in the list of world season leaders.

Reigning world champion Anderson Peters of Grenada, who won the gold medal in the Doha Diamond League last month and was the favorite before the event with the world-renowned monster throw of 93.07 meters, finished third with a best effort of 86.60 meters. It was Peters’ first defeat after seven wins this season.

2012 Olympic champion Trinidad and Tobago’s Kishorn Walcott finished fourth with a best throw of 84.02m, followed by Germany’s Julian Weber (84.02m) and Czech Republic’s Tokyo Olympics silver medalist Jacob Woodlijch (83.91m). The silver medalist finished fourth. Throw 90.88m.

Chopra’s rival and friend Johannes Waiter from Germany, who has a maximum of 90 meters plus throw, was ready to take part in the Pow Normi ​​Games but withdrew.

Chopra had said in a recent media interview that he would not give in to the urge to throw more than 90 meters and would gradually reach his peak during the World Championships in Eugene, USA on July 15-24. ۔

The Pau Normi ​​Games are named after the legendary long-distance runner between Finland. It is the event of the World Athletics Continental Tour Gold Series, one of the most prestigious competitions outside the Diamond League meetings.

Competition organizers have provided an additional incentive for javelin throwers: whoever throws ahead of Finland’s 93.09m record will win a Ford Mustang Mach-E SUV. No one won it on Tuesday, although Peters said lightly on Monday that he was going for it.

More than 10,000 people came to watch the event.


Chopra will take part in the Cortana Games in Finland next week, where he is currently based. They will take part in the Diamond League’s Stockholm League on June 30. He trained in the United States and Turkey before moving to a base in Finland last month.

(With PTI input)

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