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Neeraj Chopra secures victory with 88.67 m throw at Diamond League 2023

Neeraj Chopra secures victory with 88.67 m throw at Diamond League 2023_4.1

Olympic gold medal winner Neeraj Chopra has secured victory with 88.67 m throw at Doha Diamond League 2023. Chopra’s first throw was 88.67 which was a great way to start the new season. His first throw was enough to seal the victory for him but he still tried to push ahead. Chopra’s second throw resulted in an 86.04m distance, maintaining his lead in the charts over Tokyo Olympics silver medallist Jakub Vadlejch, who was able to reach 88.63m, and world champion Anderson Peters, whose best attempt is 85.88m. The Czech Republic thrower moved up to second place, overtaking Anderson Peters. Neeraj made a foul on his fourth attempt.

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On the other hand, India’s Eldhose Paul, who is a champion in triple jump at the Commonwealth Games, secured the 10th position in a field of 11 men during his Diamond League debut. His first attempt resulted in a jump of 15.84m, which was his best distance throughout the event. The 26-year-old athlete from India attempted 13.65m and 14.70m in his next two jumps, but couldn’t advance to the medal round. His personal best in this discipline is 16.99m, which he achieved at the Federation Cup in India last year.

Past title won by Neeraj Chopra

Year Event Medal Throw
2016 South Asian Games Gold 82.23 m
2016 Asian Junior Championships Silver 77.60 m
2016 World U20 Championships Gold 86.48 m
2017 Asian Grand Prix Series Silver 82.11 m
2017 Asian Grand Prix Series Silver 83.32 m
2017 Asian Grand Prix Series Bronze 79.90 m
2017 Asian Championships Gold 85.23 m
2018 Offenburg Speerwurf Meeting Silver 82.80 m
2018 Commonwealth Games Gold 86.47 m
2018 Sotteville Athletics Meet Gold 85.17 m
2018 Savo Games Gold 85.69 m
2018 Asian Games Gold 88.06 m
2020 Athletics Central North West League Meet (qualification for Olympics) Gold 87.86 m
2021 Meeting Cidade de Lisboa Gold 83.18 m
2021 Folksam Grand Prix Gold 80.96 m
2021 Kuortane Games Bronze 86.79 m
2021 Olympic Games Gold 87.58 m
2022 Paavo Nurmi Games Silver 89.30 m
2022 Kuortane Games Gold 86.69 m
2022 World Athletics Championships Silver 88.13 m
2022 Diamond League Lausanne Winner 89.08 m
2022 Diamond League Final Zurich Winner 88.44 m

Neeraj Chopra awards

Award Year
Arjuna Award 2018
Vishisht Seva Medal (VSM) 2020
Major Dhyan Chand Khel Ratna 2021
Param Vishisht Seva Medal (PVSM) 2022
Padma Shri 2022

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