Neeraj Chopra: Neeraj Chopra creates history by winning the Lausanne Diamond League, becomes the first Indian to win the title
India’s star javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra has performed brilliantly in the Lausanne Diamond League. He captured the title in the very first attempt by throwing a javelin 89.08 meters away. 24-year-old Neeraj suffered an injury during the World Championship, due to which he could not participate in the Commonwealth Games 2022 held in Birmingham.
India’s star javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra has made a comeback after recovering from injury. Neeraj Chopra on Friday won the title of Lausanne Diamond League Meet with a best throw of 89.08m. Neeraj is the first Indian player to win this title. With this title win, Neeraj has also made it to the finals of the Diamond League to be held in Zurich on September 7 and 8.
Not only this, he has also qualified for the World Championship 2023 to be held in Budapest, Hungary. Neeraj Chopra threw a javelin 89.08 meters away in his very first attempt, which became difficult for other players to touch. After this, Neeraj threw 85.18 meters in the second attempt, while he skipped the third attempt. Then Chopra’s fourth attempt was declared a foul and he decided to stay away from the fifth attempt.
In his final throw, Neeraj Chopra hit a target of 80.04 meters. In the Lausanne Diamond League, Tokyo Olympic silver medalist Jacob Wadlejch finished second with a best throw of 85.88m while USA’s Curtis Thompson finished third with a best throw of 83.72m.
First Indian to reach Diamond League Finals
89.08m is the third best effort of Neeraj Chopra’s career. Talking about the best throw of Neeraj’s career, he is 89.94 meters which he made in the Stockholm Diamond League. Neeraj Chopra, a resident of Panipat, has become the first Indian to win a Diamond League title. He is also the first Indian to make it to the Diamond League final. Before Chopra, discus thrower Vikas Gowda was the only Indian to make it to the top three of the Diamond League meet.
Neeraj did not play in CWG games due to injury
Neeraj won the historic silver medal in the World Championships last month with a throw of 88.13m. During that match, Neeraj had a groin injury. After this the medical team advised Neeraj Chopra to rest for four-five weeks, after which he decided to withdraw from the Commonwealth Games 2022 held in Birmingham. Neeraj went through a period of rehabilitation in Germany to recover from the injury, after which he has made a big comeback.
Neeraj Chopra’s performance in Lausanne Diamond League
1st attempt – 89.08 m
Second attempt – 85.18 m
Third attempt – not done
Fourth attempt – foul
Fifth attempt – Didn’t
Sixth attempt – 80.04 m
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