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Tokyo Olympic gold medalist Neeraj Chopra has once again broken the national record with a brilliant throw in the Diamond League. In Stockholm, Neeraj threw 89.94 meters in his first attempt. He has improved his own national record. Earlier on June 14, Neeraj had thrown the javelin 89.30 meters in the Pave Nurmi Games.
Neeraj had secured the first position in the Cuortane Games with a throw of 86.60 meters. Neeraj came out to participate in the Diamond League after four years. Earlier in 2018 participated in Zurich. Then he took the fourth place with a throw of 85.73 meters. At that time also Neeraj had made a national record.
This star javelin thrower of India has participated in Diamond League seven times so far. Participated three times in 2017 and four times in 2018. Then he could not win a single medal. Twice he got fourth place.
This is the biggest tournament for Neeraj ahead of next month’s World Championships. In this match, all three winners of medals at the Tokyo Olympics were in the fray. Currently, Germany’s Johannes Vetter, who has crossed the distance of 90 meters for the most times, has not landed this time due to injury.