Neeraj Chopra breaks his own national record with 89.30 m javelin throw, bags silver medal

[]June 15 (ANI): India’s Olympic gold medalist Neeraj Chopra set a new national record and finished with a silver medal with a throw of 89.30 meters at the Paavo Nurmi Games in , which improved his own previous national record of 88.07 meters which he had takes place in Patiala in March last year.

This was Chopra’s first outing in an international competition since his historic gold medal throw of 87.58 meters at the Olympics in on August 7, 2021.

The throw of 89.30 meters made him finish second on the podium at Paavo Nurmi Games behind the Finnish favorite Oliver Helander, who achieved a personal best of 89.93 meters. At the same time, Grenada’s world champion Anderson Peters finished third with a throw of 86.60 meters.

Chopra’s first competition event after ten months turned out to be a historic moment when the athlete almost reached the coveted 90-meter mark; which is considered the gold standard in the javelin throwing world.

://.com/afiindia/status/1536773968618586113With an opening throw of 86.92 meters, Chopra’s next throw was a gigantic 89.30 meters. Although his next three attempts were wrong, he came up with two throws of 85.85 meters on his sixth and final attempt.

At the same time, Chopra’s javelin throw of 89.30 meters has taken him to fifth place in the world season’s leader list.

Paavo Nurmi Games, a gold event in the World Athletics Continental Tour, is one of the largest athletics competitions outside the Diamond League.

Following the script history at the Paavo Nurmi Games in Finland, Neeraj Chopra will compete at the Kuortane Games in Finland before heading to for the leg of the Diamond League. (ANI)





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