Indian Javelin thrower and Tokyo Olympics gold medalist Neeraj Chopra is back in the game and has broken his own national record in Finland.
Neeraj Chopra Breaks His Own Record
Superstar Javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra became a household name after he won the gold medal for India in Tokyo Olympics 2021. The star has again grabbed attention after breaking his own national record by an amazing throw of 89.30m. The Olympian has made this new record at the Paavo Nurmi Games held in Turku, Finland on Tuesday. Neeraj Chopra has made a remarkable comeback and is close to the 90m mark which is considered as the gold mark in the field of Javelin’s throw. The Athletics Federation of India has tweeted a video of Chopra on their official Twitter handle.
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Chopra’s Previous Record
Chopra’s previous record was that of 88.07 m. It was set by him at Patiala, Punjab in March 2021. He then went on to win gold at the Tokyo Olympics with a throw of 87.58m on August 7, 2021. His 89.30 meters on Tuesday was the fifth-best throw by an athlete this 2022. Post Tokyo win, the 24-year-old was away from the game. During this time, he became a part of award functions, commercial shoots, and interview shows. His next target is to reach the 90-meter mark in Javelin’s throw which will help him in reaching the top of the game. Neeraj is also the only Indian athlete competing at the Paavo Nurmi Games 2022.
After this, Neeraj is all set to participate in the Kuortane Games in Finland and he will then travel to Sweden for the Stockholm leg of the Diamond League. Neeraj had revealed in recent media interactions that he would not put himself under pressure with the thought of throwing beyond 90m and would look to build up gradually to peak during the July 15-24 World Championships in Eugene, USA.