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Olympian Neeraj Chopra wins Lausanne Diamond League 2023

Olympic gold medalist Neeraj Chopra obtained the top spot in Lausanne Diamond League 2023 with a best throw of 87.66 m. The star Indian player is coming back from a muscle injury he had sustained during training. The injury forced Chopra to withdraw from three events in the month of June namely FBK Games, Paavo Nurmi Games and the Ostrava Golden Spike.

Neeraj Chopra’s attempts at Lausanne Diamond League 2023: No mark, 83.52m, 85.04m, No mark, 87.66m, 84.15m

Overview of the news

  • Neeraj Chopra looked a little out of sorts on his first attempt, which was ruled a foul. He opened his account with a throw of 83.52m in his second attempt, which put him in third place behind Julian Weber (86.20m) and Jakub Vadlejch (84.71m).
  • Chopra won his first Diamond League Trophy when he won the Lausanne leg in August 2022. He went on to win the Diamond League Trophy in the final later that year. The Tokyo Olympic gold medallist had won the Diamond League meeting in Doha on May 5 with a throw of 88.67 metres.

Lausanne Diamond League 2023 men’s javelin throw results

No. Athlete Best Throw
1 Neeraj Chopra (IND) 87.66m
2 Julian Weber (GER) 87.03m
3 Jakub Vadlejch (CZE) 86.13m
4 Oliver Helander (FIN) 83.50m
5 Anderson Peters (GRN) 82.23m
6 Artur Felfner (UKR) 81.89m
7 Keshorn Walcott (TTO) 81.85m
8 Patriks Gailums (LAT) 79.45m
9 Curtis Thompson (USA) 74.75m

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