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24-Year-old Neeraj Chopra settles for a silver medal with a “New National Record Throw” of 89.30 m

By Ruchi Upadhyay 
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The current Olympic champion javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra won the silver medal in the Pavo Nurmi Games 2022 with a throw of 89.03 meters. The gold medal of this competition was won by Finland’s Oliver Hellander. Oliver threw the javelin 89.83 meters away. For Neeraj, this performance will act as a tonic for the World Championships to be held next month.

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This was Neeraj Chopra’s first tournament after the Tokyo Olympics. He has entered a competition after 10 months. During this, he focused his full attention on training and recovery.

Watch Neeraj Chopra’s incredible throw in Finland here…

Neeraj Chopra threw 88.07 meters in his first attempt. He was at number five in the heats. In the finals, he started with a throw of 86.92 meters. It was his best effort in the first round.

24-year-old Neeraj Chopra broke his own national record in the second attempt by throwing a javelin 89.30 meters away. Neeraj won the gold medal in Tokyo Olympics with a throw of 88.07m.

Neeraj Chopra has touched the mark of 89 meters for the first time. Earlier, his best throw was 88.07 metres, which he made during the Indian GP in Patiala last year.

Neeraj Chopra had worked hard and trained hard to make a great comeback. Pavo Nurmi is a gold event. It is considered one of the largest track-and-field competitions after the Diamond League.

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Meanwhile, Chopra’s 89.30 meters Javelin throw has taken him to the fifth spot on the world season leaders’ list. The Paavo Nurmi Games, a gold event in the World Athletics Continental Tour, is one of the biggest track-and-field competitions outside the Diamond League.

Chopra’s first competitive event after ten months turned out to be a historic moment as the athlete nearly touched the coveted 90m mark; Which is considered the gold standard in the world of javelin throw. Earlier, Neeraj Chopra said during his practice in Turkey, “I don’t take the pressure of distance. Peters and Jakub are working very hard due to which they have done well. I also have a dream to cross 90 meters and will try this year.

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