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Neeraj Chopra Wins Gold In Kuortane Video games With Throw Of 86.69m | Athletics Information

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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 just lately set the brand new nationwide report, began off sturdy together with his 86.69m throw, which was ok to pip his opponents. 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 grew to become 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.

Reigning Asian and world para javelin champion Sandeep Chaudhary, who was additionally coaching on the Kuortane Olympic Coaching Centre together with Chopra, additionally took half within the competitors and completed eighth with a greatest throw of 60.35m.

In wet situations, Chopra began effectively, 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.

His earlier nationwide report was 88.07m which he had set in Patiala in March final yr.

Finland’s Oliver Helander, who received gold on the Paavo Nurmi Video games with an effort of 89.83m, didn’t flip up on Saturday although his identify was entered.


Chopra will subsequent participate within the Stockholm leg of the Diamond League on June 30.

With PTI inputs

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