1. Home
  2. Sports
  3. Watch: Historic! Gold medalists Neeraj Chopra becomes first Indian to win Diamond League title with 88.44m throw

Watch: Historic! Gold medalists Neeraj Chopra becomes first Indian to win Diamond League title with 88.44m throw

After gold in Tokyo Olympics, silver in World Championship, now India's star javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra has won the Diamond League final. Neeraj Chopra, 24, has become the first Indian to win the Diamond League final.

By Ruchi Upadhyay 
Updated Date

New Delhi: Neeraj Chopra always breaks record with his move, Olympic gold medalist Neeraj Chopra has won the Diamond League Finals title. In the finals held in Zurich, Neeraj Chopra won the title with a best throw of 88.44m. Neeraj, 24, has also become the first Indian to win the Diamond League final. In the final, the Indian athlete defeated Olympic silver medalist Yakub Wadledge of Czech Republic and Julian Weber of Germany. Wadlech came second with a best throw of 86.94m and Germany’s Julian Weber (83.73) came third.

Also Read :- Difficult to regain rhythm after injuries: Neeraj Chopra

Neeraj of Khandara village near Panipat in Haryana won the Lausanne League title of Diamond League on 27 August. He made it to the Diamond League Grand Final only after winning the Lausanne Leg. Earlier, he had also qualified for the finals in 2017 and 2018 and finished 7th and 4th respectively.

Also Read :- Rajasthan doctor arrested after video of dog tied to car and dragged around city goes viral | Watch

WATCH Neeraj Chopra in action in Diamond League final here…

Neeraj did not have a good start in the Diamond League final held in Zurich. Neeraj’s first throw was a foul in the pressure-filled match. However, Neeraj, who returned to the field after injury, went far ahead of his opponents in the second attempt itself. He threw the javelin 88.44 meters away in the second attempt. Neeraj threw 88 meters in the third attempt, 86.11 meters in the fourth, 87 meters in the fifth and 83.60 meters in the sixth attempt.

It was Chopra’s third appearance in the Diamond League Finals. He had finished seventh and fourth respectively in 2017 and 2018. Chopra was also awarded a Diamond Trophy, $30,000 prize money and a wild card for the 2023 World Athletics Championships in Budapest, Hungary.

Further reading:
For the latest news and reviews, follow us on Facebook, YouTube and Twitter पर फॉलो करे...