Olympic champion javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra wins gold at Kuortane Games | More sports News – Times of India


NEW DELHI: Olympic champion Neeraj Chopra clinched his first high podium end of the season by successful the javelin throw occasion on the Kuortane Video games in Finland, beating reigning world champion Anderson Peters of Grenada for the second time in 4 days, on Saturday.
The 24-year-old Chopra’s opening throw of 86.69m turned out to be the successful distance. Trinidad and Tobago’s 2012 Olympics champion Keshorn Walcott was second with a primary spherical throw of 86.64m. Peters was third with a greatest throw of 84.75m, which additionally got here within the opening spherical.
Chopra’s second and third makes an attempt had been fouls and he made solely three throws. That meant Chopra had a single authorized throw and he received the competitors with it. His throw was not as large because the 89.30m effort whereas ending second within the Paavo Nurmi Video games in Turku, Finland, in a star-studded area however the win will certainly enhance his confidence forward of the Stockholm Diamond League on June 30.

Finland’s Oliver Helander, who received javelin throw competitors in Turku with an effort of 89.83m, didn’t flip up although his identify was entered.
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.
Peters is main the charts this season along with his monster throw of 93.07m whereas successful gold within the Doha Diamond League final month. Chopra’s 89.30m effort in Turku stands at fifth better of the season.
Chopra had made a spectacular return to competitors after his historic gold within the Tokyo Olympics with a shocking throw of 89.30m shattering his personal nationwide file, which positioned him second in a star-studded area on the Paavo Nurmi Video games in Turku, Finland, on Tuesday.
Chopra’s first aggressive occasion after simply over 10 months was nothing in need of extraordinary as he practically touched the coveted 90m mark, thought-about the gold commonplace on this planet of javelin throw.
Chopra’s earlier nationwide file was 88.07m which he had set in Patiala in March final yr. He had received the Tokyo Olympics gold with a throw of 87.58m on August 7, 2021.


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