Neeraj Chopra, who created history by winning the gold medal in the Tokyo Olympics, has created a new national record. Despite this, he could not win the gold medal. He scored second position and was awarded the silver medal. During the Paavo Nurmi Games being held in Finland, he threw 89.03 meters long, before that he threw 87.58 meters, due to which he got gold in last year's Olympics.
Finland's athlete Olivier Helander took the gold by throwing a throw of 89.93 meters. Neeraj had entered the field for the first time in a competitive match after the Olympics held in Japan last year. He threw a throw of 89.30 meters during the match played at the Paavo Nurmi Games in Finland. During the Tokyo Olympics, he threw a throw of 87.58 meters.
On Tuesday, he broke his own old record. Neeraj Chopra threw a throw of 86.92 meters in his first attempt. After this, in the third, fourth and fifth attempt, he could not throw more than 85.85 meters despite many efforts.
Olympic Champion Neeraj Chopra settles for a Silver Medal with a New National Record Throw of 89.30m at the Paavo Nurmi Games in Finland.@afi We can see several performance hikes in various events this season. Hope for more further. @Adille1 @Media_SAI @SPORTINGINDIAtw pic.twitter.com/cBLg4Ke8nh— Athletics Federation of India (@afiindia) June 14, 2022
Neeraj Chopra while talking to the press said “Very good competition and I am very happy to have my personal best and national record. Oliver (Helander) had great technique. I will play the next match on Court in four days.” London 2012 Olympic gold medalist Keshorn Walcott of Trinidad and Tobago finished fourth in the 10-man field with 84.02m, while Tokyo 2020 silver medalist Jakob Wadledge of the Czech Republic finished sixth with 83.91m.
Union Sports Minister Anurag Thakur also tweeted and wrote that Golden Great Neeraj Chopra has done it again. Neeraj Chopra has created a new world record in the Pavo Nurami game. You have to see this throw. Former India players Yuvraj Singh, Harbhajan Singh, Gautam Gambhir, Olympian Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore etc. have congratulated him on Twitter.