File picture of Neeraj Copra.© AFP
Javelin ace Neeraj Chopra on Saturday received the gold medal on the Kuortane Video games in Finland after registering a throw of 86.69m on his first try. He completed forward of Trinidad and Tobago’s Keshorn Walcott and world champion Anderson Peters of Grenada. Chopra, who not too long ago set the brand new nationwide report, began off sturdy together with his 86.69m throw, which was ok to pip his rivals. He made two foul throws and opted out of the final three throws. This was simply his second competitors for the reason that Tokyo Olympics, the place he turned the primary Indian to win a gold medal in athletics.
Walcott completed an in depth second with a throw of 86.64m, whereas Peters was third with a greatest try of 84.75.
In wet circumstances, Chopra began properly, however made an intentional foul together with his second throw. He then had a nasty slip as he went for his third throw, following which he didn’t throw anymore.
Earlier within the week, Chopra received the silver medal on the Paavo Nurmi Video games, when he additionally broke his personal nationwide report with a throw of 89.30m.
Chopra will subsequent participate within the Stockholm leg of the Diamond League on June 30.
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