With a throw of 86.69 meters, Neeraj Chopra won gold in the Kuortane Games. At the Kuortane Games in Finland on Saturday, Neeraj Chopra threw a distance of 86.69 meters to take the gold. In the words of Abhimanyu Bose, Updated at 10:56 p.m.
IST on June 18, 2022, Read Time: 2 minutes and 8 seconds 8. 86.69m throw by Neeraj Chopra was enough to win gold in the Kuortane Games. Ace in the javelin Neeraj Chopra on Saturday won the gold medal at the Kuortane Games in Finland after registering a throw of 86.69m on his first try.
Keshorn Walcott of Trinidad and Tobago and Anderson Peters of Grenada, the defending world champion, finished behind him. Chopra, who recently set the new national mark, started out well with his 86.69m throw, which was good enough to pip his competition.
He made two foul throws and opted out of the last three throws. This was just his second competition since the Tokyo Olympics, where he became the first Indian to win a gold medal in athletics. Walcott finished a close second with a throw of 86.64m,
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while Peters was third with a best effort of 84.75. Sandeep Chaudhary, the reigning Asian and world para javelin champion, also competed in the Kuortane Olympic Training Center and finished eighth with a throw of 60.35 meters.
In rainy conditions, Neeraj Chopra started well but made an intentional foul on his second throw. He then suffered a horrible slip as he went for his third throw, following which he did not throw anymore. At the Paavo Nurmi Games earlier in the week,
Chopra not only won silver but also smashed his own national record in the javelin throw with a throw of 89.30m. Previously, he had set a national record of 88.07m in Patiala in March of this year. After winning gold at Paavo Nurmi Games with an effort of 89.83m, Finland’s Oliver Helander did not show up on Saturday even though his name was entered.
A javelin thrower from Finland named Oliver Helander did not show up, despite the fact that his name had been submitted to the tournament. Sandeep Chaudhary, the reigning Asian and world para javelin champion, also competed in the Kuortane Olympic Training Center and finished eighth with a throw of 60.35 meters.
Peters’ 93.07-meter throw in the Doha Diamond League last month has put him at the top of the rankings this season. A distance of 89.30 meters, run by Chopra in Turku, ranks as the season’s fifth-best effort.
A sensational throw of 89.30 meters shattered Chopra’s own national record and placed him second in a star-studded field at the Paavo Nurmi Games in Turku, Finland on Tuesday. This was his first competition since winning the historic gold medal at the Olympics in Tokyo.