Neeraj breaks his own record in Tokyo Olympics
Neeraj breaks his own record in Tokyo Olympics

Neeraj Chopra, who won the gold medal for India by throwing javelin in Tokyo Olympics, has done a new feat. Neeraj also broke his own national record on Tuesday at the Pavo Nurmi Games in Finland. Chopra has started showing his best throw of 89.30m here in the middle of the game. With which he won the silver medal by improving his own national record. Earlier, Neeraj had set a national record during the Tokyo Olympics with a throw of 87.58m. It was on the strength of this throw that he won the historic gold medal in Tokyo.

This is javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra's first tournament after playing in the Tokyo Olympics and his first time on the field. Meanwhile, Neeraj was going to face the legendary Javelin Throwers. This includes former champion Johannes Vetter and world champion Anderson Peters. Peters had recently improved his personal best and threw a 93.07m javelin in the Diamond League. The Nurmi Games have been called one of Finland's biggest track and field events since 1957. It was also a part of the World Athletics Continental Tour Meet.

Neeraj got the second place: This was Neeraj's first tournament after 10 months and he threw 89.30 in the second try, which has now become his personal best throw. He threw 86.92 meters in the first attempt. Neeraj's 3rd, 4th and 5th attempts were invalid. Neeraj finished with a throw of 85.85m in his last attempt. Neeraj may have broken his own national record but finished second behind Olivier Hellander of Finland, leaving him content with a silver medal. Helander has topped with 89.93m, before which the national record of 88.07m was set by Neeraj Chopra in Patiala in March last year. He has won the gold medal of Tokyo Olympics with a throw of 87.58m on August 7, 2021.

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