A rain-affected day did not impede the 2021 Olympic Champion Neeraj Chopra’s rhythm. India’s golden boy swept a gold medal on the 2022 Kuortane Video games in Finland with a greatest throw of 86.69m in males’s javelin throw occasion, on Saturday (June 18).
The slippery runway price him his third try. Nevertheless, it was not sufficient to maintain him away from fetching his first gold and second consecutive medal of the season.
Chopra completed forward of Trinidad and Tobago’s Keshorn Walcott (86.64m) and world champion Anderson Peters of Grenada (84.75m), who bagged silver and bronze medals respectively.
Chopra was off the mark together with his very first try, his solely honest throw, which ultimately earned him gold on the athletics occasion. He was given a foul on his second try and endured an terrible fall in his third try, following which he skipped the remaining three makes an attempt.
Whatever the slip, Chopra’s first throw was sufficient for him to prime the rostrum.
Earlier, the 24-year-old made a outstanding return to the aggressive area, shattering his personal nationwide file mark on June 14, after a 10-month lengthy hiatus.
Chopra hurled the spear to a distance of 89.30m in his second try on the Paavo Nurmi Video games to win a silver medal. Alongside the best way, he bettered his earlier better of 88.07m, recorded final yr at a home occasion in Patiala, Punjab.
Followers elated with Neeraj Chopra’s win
Congratulatory messages poured in following India’s star javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra’s superlative gold medal-winning efficiency on the 2022 Kuortane Video games in Finland.
IPL aspect Delhi Capitals despatched out a congratulatory message from their official deal with.
Union Minister for youth Affairs and Sports activities Anurag Thakur additionally prolonged his needs to the champion, who by no means fails to ship, even on his dangerous day.
Former Indian cricketer and commentator Harbhajan Singh additionally congratulated Chopra.
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