File picture of Neeraj Chopra.© AFP
Prime Minister Narendra Modi praised Olympic gold medalist Neeraj Chopra for his latest performances within the javelin throw. Whereas addressing the nation through the newest episode of Mann ki Baat, PM Modi mentioned, “Our Olympic Gold Medalist Neeraj Chopra received Silver at Paavo Nurmi Video games in Finland. He additionally broke his personal Javelin Throw report. Neeraj Chopra as soon as once more made the nation proud by profitable gold in Kuortane Video games as properly.” After capturing the gold medal in Tokyo Olympics final yr, the star javelin thrower showcased his dominating methods in his latest outings within the sport.
On June 14, Chopra set a brand new nationwide report and completed with a silver medal with a throw of 89.30 metres on the Paavo Nurmi Video games in Finland, bettering his personal earlier nationwide report of 88.07 meters which he had set in Patiala in March final yr.
This was Chopra’s first outing in an Worldwide competitors since his historic Gold medal-winning throw of 87.58 meters on the Tokyo Olympics on August 7, 2021.
The 89.30 meters throw noticed him end second on the rostrum on the Paavo Nurmi Video games behind the Finnish favorite Oliver Helander, who achieved a private better of 89.93 meters. In the meantime, Grenada’s world champion Anderson Peters completed third with a throw of 86.60 meters.
On June 18, the Tokyo Olympic gold medallist gave one other sterling efficiency as he clinched gold within the 2022 Kuortane Video games in Finland.
Neeraj threw 86.69 m to clinch the highest prize in difficult and moist circumstances. In wet circumstances, Chopra began properly however there was foul in his second throw.
The Indian javelin thrower hit the spot on his very first attempt on the match, had a foul on his second attempt, and bore a nasty slip in his third try, following which he selected to skip the remaining two makes an attempt.
Keshorn Walcott of Trinidad settled for silver with a throw of 86.64m whereas Anderson Peters claimed bronze with a throw of 84.75m.
The Golden Boy of India will subsequent participate within the Stockholm leg of the Diamond League on June 30.
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