Indian star athlete Neeraj Chopra, known as the Golden Boy, continues to perform with a bang. The athlete has now won the first gold medal after the Tokyo Olympics.
Neeraj Chopra won this medal amidst harsh conditions at the Kuortane Games in Finland. However, there was a time when Neeraj slipped due to the water filling the field due to rain. Despite this, demonstrating his ability, the athlete won the gold medal with a throw of 86.89 meters.
Neeraj Chopra Win Diamond Trophy
India’s star javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra won the Diamond League final with a best throw of 88.44m. This spectacular victory made Neeraj the first Indian athlete to win this title.
It should be noted that Neeraj Chopra also qualified for the finals in 2017 and 2018. During that time, Neeraj had finished seventh and fourth, respectively. However, his preparation was better this time, which he proved by winning the Diamond Trophy.
Golds,Silvers done, he gifts a 24-carat Diamond 💎 this time to the nation 🇮🇳🤩
FIRST INDIAN🇮🇳 AGAIN🏻#indianathletics 🔝
— Athletics Federation of India (@afiindia) September 8, 2022
A bad start in the match
In the Diamond League final in Zurich, Neeraj started with poor performance. Neeraj’s first throw was a foul. Neeraj overtook his opponents in the second attempt by throwing a spear 88.44 meters away. At the same time, Neeraj scored 88.00 meters in the third attempt and 86.11 meters in the fourth.
After this, in the fifth attempt at 87.00 meters and the sixth attempt, Neeraj threw his javelin 83.60 meters away. While Neeraj remained number one in this match, Jacob Wadlech of the Czech Republic came second with a best throw of 86.94m, and Julian Weber of Germany came third with a throw of 83.73m.
Did not play CWG games due to an injury
Athlete Neeraj Chopra won the historic silver medal with a throw of 88.13 meters at the World Championships held in July this year. During the exact match, Neeraj had a groin injury. Afterwards, the medical team asked Neeraj Chopra to rest for four to five weeks.
Only after the advice of doctors, Neeraj decided to withdraw from the Commonwealth Games 2022 held in Birmingham. Still, after recovering from the injury, Neeraj’s comeback is commendable.