Javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra wins silver in the Diamond League after setting a new national record of 89.94 metres.

Olympic javelin thrower Niraji Chopra won his first medal with a time of 899,400 meters at the prestigious Diamond League event in Stockholm on Thursday. With what he achieved in his first attempt, the 24-year-old Chopra smashed the national record of 89.3 million he set at the Pavon Nurmi Games in Turku earlier this month. Chopra’s throw was also a record, until defending world champion Grenada’s Anderson Peters threw 90.31 million in his third attempt to set a new rendezvous record.

In the end, Chopra failed on the first attempt and ended up winning the silver medal. His other throws were 84.37m, 87.46m, 84.77m, 86.67 and 86.84m. Peters won the gold while Julian Weber of Germany took the bronze after throwing 89.08 meters in the fifth attempt.

This is Chopra’s first appearance in the Diamond League after finishing fourth in Zurich in August 2018 for 857,300. He has played in seven Diamond League matches – 3 in 2017 and 4 in 2018. He has two fourth-place finishes, another in Doha in May 2018, where he threw 87.43 million.

The famous one-day event in the Swedish capital is Chopra’s biggest event ahead of next month’s world championships in Eugene, USA. Chopra is the first Indian to win a gold medal in track and field at the Olympics.

Chopra said in a recent media interaction that he will not put himself under pressure by throwing more than 90 meters and hopes to gradually reach the top during the World Championships in Eugene, USA, from July 15-24.


Earlier, after setting a new national record at the Pavon Nurmi Games, Chopra said: “I’m happy with my performance. It’s my first game of the season, so I’m very happy for Ben Great start to the season. My performance here has boosted my confidence a lot,” Neeraj said when asked about his performance.

“Going forward, I want to improve my technique, throwing and overall performance. I’m happy now, I just want to do well in upcoming events,” the Indian golden boy continued.


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