89.30 Meter Is The New National Record Of Ace Javelin Thrower Neeraj Chopra
Neeraj Chopra set a new national record in the javelin throw at the Paavo Nurmi Games in Finland. He threw the javelin 89.30 meters and touched the coveted 90m mark considered the gold standard in the world of javelin throw.
• Neeraj Chopra won the silver medal at Paavo Nurmi Games in Finland.
• He set a new national record by throwing the javelin 89.30 meters
• Finland’s 25-year-old Oliver Helander won the gold by throwing the javelin 88.02 meters
• Neeraj Chopra is now fifth on the world season leaders’ list
Let’s See Neeraj Chopra Throwing Javelin At Paavo Nurmi Games
It was Neeraj Chopra’s first competition after winning a gold medal on August 7, 2021, in the Tokyo Olympics when he sent the spear 87.58m. And as expected, he opened well by throwing the javelin to an impressive 86.92m before making a new national record of 89.30m. But the next three attempts ended in fouls and the sixth and the last throw was 85.85m. He had to contend with a silver medal. Chopra’s earlier national best was 88.07m which he had set in Patiala in March 2021.
On the contrary, Finland’s 25-year-old Oliver Helander threw the javelin 89.83m and won the gold medal. It was his second attempt at the throw. His personal best is 88.02m and his season-best is 80.36m.
Anderson Peters of Grenada, who’s also the reigning world champion, won the third with a throw of 86.60m. His best throw is 93.07m and he had won seven times on the trot this season.
2012 Olympic champion Keshorn Walcott of Trinidad and Tobago came fourth with a throw of 84.02m and silver medalist of the Czech Republic’s Tokyo Olympics, Jakub Vadlejch came fourth with a throw of 83.91m.
What Did Neeraj Chopra Say After This Feat?
The ace javelin thrower of India said that he would keep himself out of the pressure of throwing beyond 90m mark and would look to build up gradually to prepare for the July 15-24 World Championships in Eugene, USA.
Chopra will take part in the Kourtane Games in Finland on Saturday after which he will participate in the Stockholm leg of the Diamond League on June 30. Neeraj Chopra had taken training in the US and Germany before shifting to Finland for the competition.