After setting a new national record, Neeraj Chopra expressed satisfaction with his performance.
With a throw of 89.30 meters at the Paavo Nurmi Games in Finland on Tuesday, renowned Indian javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra added another achievement to his illustrious resume.
With a throw of 89.30 meters at the Paavo Nurmi Games in Finland on Tuesday, renowned Indian javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra added another achievement to his illustrious resume. Since winning a historic gold medal at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, it was Neeraj’s first competitive event. Neeraj placed second in the competition thanks to his competition-record throw. Local favorite Oliver Helander won the competition with a throw of 89.83 meters.
“I’m satisfied with how I did. I’m glad to have begun the season on a positive note because it was my first event of the year. My performance here has greatly increased my confidence, “When asked about his performance, Neeraj responded.
“I want to improve my throwing technique, performance overall, and technique going forward. I’m in a good mood right now, and all I want to do is succeed in the future activities “The Indian “golden boy” went on.
Neeraj established the previous national record in March of last year in Patiala, clocking in at 88.07m. A few months later, on August 7, 2021, Neeraj won the first Olympic gold medal in athletics for an athlete from India with a throw of 87.58 meters. He is just the second Indian athlete, after Abhinav Bindra, to win an individual gold medal at the Summer Games.
Neeraj’s spear reached 86.92 meters in his first attempt before reaching 89.30 meters in his second attempt. The following three tries by the 24-year-old were all fouls. He threw his spear 85.85 meters in his final and sixth throw.
Neeraj’s best performance of 89.30m in the competition also assisted him in moving up to the sixth position on the list of global season leaders.
Anderson Peters, the current world champion, came in third with a throw of 86.60 meters. One of the biggest track and field competitions outside the Diamond League is the Paavo Nurmi Games, a gold event on the World Athletics Continental Tour.