Olympic gold medallist, Neeraj Chopra sets a new national record at the Stockholm Diamond League in Sweden by finishing in the Top-3 spot at the prestigious competition. The track and field athlete opened with a throw of 89.94m and was just 6cm away from hitting 90m which is considered the ‘Golden Standard’ in the world of Javelin throw. He finished second to the world champion Anderson Peters from Grenada who won by hitting the stunning 90.31m mark.
When asked about his breakthrough record, Neeraj Chopra said “Today, I feel good and after the first throw, I thought I could throw even over the 90m today. but it is OK as I have more competitions coming this year. I am close to 90m now and I can throw it this year. Despite the fact that I did not win tonight, I feel very good because I did my best”, he added.
This was Neeraj’s eighth appearance in the Diamond League and his first win, thereby setting a national record. Compliments for the javelin star started pouring in on Twitter as soon as the news of his achievement broke out. Chopra is all set to lead a 22-member team at the upcoming World Athletics Championships to be held in Eugene, USA from July 15 to 24.
കൈരളി ഓണ്ലൈന് വാര്ത്തകള് വാട്സ്ആപ്ഗ്രൂപ്പിലും ലഭ്യമാണ്. വാട്സ്ആപ് ഗ്രൂപ്പില് അംഗമാകാന് ഈ ലിങ്കില് ക്ലിക്ക് ചെയ്യുക.
Get real time update about this post categories directly on your device, subscribe now.