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In The Diamond League competition, Neeraj Chopra wins the silver medal

At the renowned Diamond League competition in Stockholm , Olympic champion javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra won his first-ever medal after breaking his own national mark twice in a month.Chopra had a tremendous throw of 89.94 metres and placed second at the Stockholm Diamond League.

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Key Points:

  • Anderson Peters, the current world champion, won the competition with a best throw of 90.31 metres.
  • Chopra beat his own national record of 89.30m, which he had established earlier this month at the Paavo Nurmi Games in Turku.
  • Chopra’s greatest competition before the World Championships in Eugene, USA, next month is the prestigious one-day meet in the Swedish capital.
  • Chopra is the first Indian to take home an Olympic gold medal in athletics.

About Diamond League Competition:

  • The Diamond League is an annual collection of the top fourteen invitational athletics meetings for track and field competitions.
  • The World Athletics (formerly known as the IAAF) one-day meeting contests place the series at the top of the standings.
  • The first season began in 2010.

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