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Neeraj Chopra Kicks Off 2024 Season with Silver at Doha Diamond League

Neeraj Chopra, the reigning Olympic and world champion in javelin throw, started his 2024 season on a strong note, securing a second-place finish at the Doha Diamond League 2024. Chopra’s impressive throw of 88.36m on his final attempt fell just 2cm short of Czechia’s Jakub Vadlejch, the reigning Diamond League champion and Tokyo 2020 silver medalist.

Chopra’s Journey to Silver

After starting with a foul, Chopra, who holds the Indian national record, registered 84.93m with his second throw and 86.24m in his third attempt. It was his final throw of the night that proved to be his best, securing him the silver medal position.

Jena’s Diamond League Debut

Meanwhile, India’s Kishore Jena, who claimed the silver medal at the Asian Games last year with a personal best of 87.54m, endured a disappointing Diamond League debut, finishing ninth with a best throw of 76.31m.

As Neeraj Chopra continues his journey towards the Paris Olympics, his performance at the Doha Diamond League 2024 serves as a testament to his unwavering determination and world-class talent, setting the stage for an exciting season ahead.

Doha Diamond League 2024 men’s javelin throw results