Neeraj Chopra Marks History, First Indian To Win Diamond League Title

Neeraj Chopra Marks History, First Indian To Win Diamond League Title

Neeraj Chopra, Olympic Javelin Thrower Champ, pens history as he became the first Indian to achieve a Lausanne Diamond League Meeting Title, on Friday.

Neeraj Chopra Becomes First Indian To Win Diamond League Title

Neeraj Chopra Wins Lausanne Diamond League Meeting Title

Neeraj Chopra, 24, who couldn’t participate in CommonWealth Games 2022 in Birmingham due to a groin injury that he sustained while winning silver at World Championships, managed to throw the Javelin 89.08m in his very first attempt and marked the victory.

For his injury, he rested and rehabilitated for a whole month but it seems like he never sustained any as he performed so marvelously. Through his best, he scored 89.08m throw and 85.18m in his second throw. “His fourth throw was a foul while he again passed his fifth attempt before coming up with 80.04m in the sixth and last round. Only the top three after the fifth round get the sixth throw,” mentioned by News18.

At such a young age, Neeraj Chopra, from Khandar Village, Neeraj cracked Diamond League Title. Before this fortunate event, only Vikas Gowda, a discus thrower was the first Indian to finish in the top three in the Diamond League. “Gowda had finished second twice — in New York in 2012 and in Doha in 2014 — and third on two occasions — Shanghai and Eugene in 2015,” mentioned by News18.

“I am delighted with my result tonight. 89m is a great performance. I am especially pleased as I am coming back from an injury and tonight was a good indicator that I have recovered well,” said Chopra post-event.

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“I had to skip the Commonwealth Games due to injury and I was a bit nervous. Tonight has given me a lot of confidence to finish the season on a high, with a strong performance in Zurich DL Final,” further added.

“Chopra also qualified for the 2023 World Championships in Budapest, Hungary by breaching the 85.20m qualifying mark.”

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