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Neeraj Chopra, the golden boy of the Tokyo Olympics, once again showed his flair. He hoisted the tricolor in Finland by winning the gold medal at the Kuartane Games. He is the first Indian to win this competition. In this competition, Neeraj threw 86.69 meters on his first attempt, which proved to be decisive. No other player in this competition has been able to throw the javelin so far. After winning the gold medal at the Olympics, Neeraj had appeared in the second competition and won the gold medal again. Previously, he had participated in the Pavo Nurmi Games, where he broke his own record by throwing the javelin 89.30 meters and set a new national record for the farthest throw.
The record for the farthest javelin throw for India was previously held by Neeraj, who threw a throw of 87.58 meters at the Tokyo Olympics. However, Neeraj could not win the gold medal at the Pavo Nurmi Games. He had to settle for the silver medal. Finland’s Helander dominated the event with a time of 89.93m.
The best pitcher of the year has again passed Peters
This year’s best performance from 93.07m javelin thrower Andersen Peters of Grenada was beaten by Neeraj for the second time in four days. Peters won bronze with a time of 84.75m. Indian para thrower Sandeep Choudhary also competed here but finished eighth with 60.35m. Finland’s Oliver Hollander, who beat Neeraj at the Nurmi Games, withdrew due to track conditions. Neeraj’s second and third pitches were fouls.
Neeraj couldn’t make the second pitch
Neeraj had no successful attempts after covering a distance of 86.69 meters in his first attempt at the Kuartane Games. His second and third throws were invalid and during that he fell. After that, he couldn’t make the rest of the throw. Neeraj had performed brilliantly on his first attempt in the rain, but his second attempt failed and he slipped on the third attempt. After that, he made no effort. However, they suffered no injuries. Valcott finished second to Neeraj, who threw the javelin 86.64 meters. Peters, who threw the javelin 84.75m, finished third. Neeraj will now take part in the Stockholm leg of the Diamond League on June 30.
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