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Historic! Neeraj Chopra makes India proud to finish 1st at Lausanne Diamond League with 89.08m throw | Watch

Neeraj Chopra becomes the first Indian to win the Lausanne Diamond League. Neeraj Chopra won the Lausanne Diamond League with his first throw of 89.08m. He has recently returned to the track. Neeraj could not participate in the Commonwealth Games due to injury.

By Ruchi Upadhyay 
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New Delhi: Olympic champion Neeraj Chopra scripts history became first Indian to win gold at Lausanne Diamond League with the best attempt of 89.08m throw. javelin thrower became the first Indian to win the Lausanne stage title of the Diamond League Meet. With this, he has also reached the final of the Diamond League in Zurich on September 7 and 8. He is the first Indian to achieve this feat. Along with this, he has also qualified for the World Championships to be held in Budapest, Hungary in 2023.

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Neeraj Chopra, 24, threw the javelin 89.08 meters away in the first attempt to achieve this title. This is the third best effort of his career. He could not participate in the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham due to injury. Chopra, who hails from Panipat, Haryana, has become the first Indian to win a Diamond League title. Before Chopra, discus thrower Vikas Gowda is the only Indian to make it to the top three of the Diamond League meet.

15-year-old Linthoi Chanambam wins historic judo gold medal
India’s Linthoi Chanambam won the historic gold medal at the World Cadet Judo Championship in Sarajevo, Bosnia-Herzegovina. Linthoi became the first player from the country to win a medal in any age group at the tournament.

The 15-year-old from Manipur beat Brazil’s Bianca Race to top the women’s 57kg category. The Sports Authority of India (SAI) informed about the achievement of this young athlete. In July, Linthoi opened India’s account by winning a gold medal in the 63 kg category at the Asian Cadet and Junior Judo Championship 2022 in Bangkok.

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