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Javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra won the gold medal by performing brilliantly at the Kuortane Games on Saturday. Now he has the challenge of Diamond League season in front of him where his aim is to win gold once again.
Javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra, who won gold in the Olympics, is not taking the name of stopping now. This star athlete of India won the gold medal by performing brilliantly at the Kuortane Games on Saturday. Let us tell you that this is Neeraj’s first gold medal in this season. Neeraj Chopra won the gold for the second time in four days, beating Grenada’s reigning world champion Anderson Peters.
Although it was not so easy for Neeraj Chopra to win the gold medal. Neeraj Chopra told that it was very difficult for him to perform well due to bad weather. Neeraj Chopra tweeted on Sunday and wrote, ‘Difficult conditions due to the weather but I am happy to get my first win of the season in Kuortane. Feeling good and now looking forward to the Diamond League season. Thanks for all the messages and support.’
Let us tell you that 24-year-old Neeraj Chopra won the gold medal in Kuortane Games with an effort of 86.69 meters. He achieved this distance in his first attempt itself while his second and third attempts were fouled. He didn’t throw any more after that.
Trinidad and Tobago’s 2012 Olympic champion Keshorn Walcott finished second with 86.64m while Peters finished third with a best effort of 84.75m. Neeraj had earlier won the silver medal with an effort of 89.30m at the Pavo Nurmi Games in Turku, Finland.
Now Neeraj Chopra will enter the Diamond League to be held in Stockholm on June 30. Neeraj Chopra was training for these games in Finland since last month. Now after the golden victory in Kuortane Games, he will enter this competition with great confidence.