Neeraj Chopra broke the national record by scoring 88.07 meters in the javelin throw in the Indian Grand Prix Third. A record was thrown by throwing 88.06 meters at the Asian Games in Jakarta on 2018.
International athlete Neeraj Chopra can clinch a medal at the Olympics. On Friday, Chopra set a national record by scoring 88.07 meters in the javelin throw, returning after nearly a year in the Indian Grand Prix Third at the Netaji Subhash National Institute of Sports. His throw is about 3 meters higher than the bronze medalist of Rio Olympics.
In the Rio Olympics, Germany’s Thomas Rohler won the gold by throwing 90.30m, while Julius Yugo of Kenya won the bronze by throwing 88.24m and Kerson Wallet of Trinidad & Tobago threw 85.38m to win the bronze medal.
Neeraj set a record in the 2018 Asian Games
Earlier on 27 August 2018, Neeraj Chopra had a record of 88.06 meters in Asian Games in Jakarta and broke his own national record in Patiala on Friday. Chopra threw 88.07 meters away in the fifth attempt for the first time after more than a year due to the epidemic. The 24-year-old Chopra started 83.03 meters after two foul throws. In the fourth throw, he threw the javelin 83.36 meters away and broke the record in the fifth attempt in the NIS Patiala amidst the cheering audience. His last throw was 82.24 meters.
Shivpal Singh won the silver medal
Shivpal Singh (Uttar Pradesh) scored 81.63 meters in his fourth attempt. International athlete Neeraj Chaupra set a national record, saying that he is hoping to give his best in all competitions and perform well for the country at the Olympic Games in Tokyo. We will try our best to take Indian athletics to new heights.
Neeraj said – I will try to win the medal better in Tokyo Olympics
After the game was over, Neeraj said, ‘I was ready and today the wind was blowing. I used my favorite spear which helped me. The epidemic affected training and preparedness, but we were able to deal with it. I have to do even better to win the medal at the Tokyo Olympics, as current throwers around the world are throwing more than that. I hope that I will be able to throw a better throw and win the medal in the Olympics. ‘
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