India javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra gained the gold medal on the ongoing Kuortane Video games in Finland on Saturday. Chopra took the highest spot with a finest throw of 86.69m as he completed forward of Keshorn Walcott Trinidad and Tobago and world champion Anderson Peters of Grenada.
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Chopra began with a throw of 86.69m earlier than following that with two fouls. He then opted out of making an attempt his remaining three throws together with his first try sturdy sufficient to fetch him the yellow steel.
The wet situations made it a tricky job for the opponents with Chopra slipping whereas going for his third try following which he determined towards making any extra throw despite the fact that the Tokyo Olympic gold medallist had three probabilities to enhance upon his first effort.
Nonetheless, Walcott wasn’t far behind as he took house the silver medal with a throw of 86.64m whereas Peters needed to stay content material with the bronze after a finest throw of 84.75m.
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Earlier this week, in his first aggressive occasion since successful a historic gold in Tokyo, Chopra set a brand new nationwide report of 89.30m whereas taking half on the Paavo Nurmi Video games in Finland. He bettered his personal earlier report of 88.07m set in Patiala final 12 months.
He took silver as Finland’s Oliver Helander secured the gold with a throw of 89.83m.
After Kuortane, Chopra will characteristic within the Stockholm leg of the Diamond League on June 30. He had earlier educated within the USA and Turkey earlier than shifting base to Finland final month.
“I’m happy with my efficiency. It was my first occasion of the season, so I’m blissful to have began the season on a excessive observe. My efficiency right here has boosted my confidence considerably,” Chopra had stated after the Paavo Nurmi Video games.
“Going ahead, I’m seeking to work on my approach, throw, and general efficiency. I’m in a cheerful place in the mean time and I simply need to do nicely within the upcoming occasions,” he added.