April 12, 2024

UNITED STATES: Neeraj Chopra, the Olympic and world champion in javelin throw, confronted difficult windy situations on the Diamond League grand finals at Hayward Area and couldn’t defend his championship. Regardless of fouling two of his throws, his second throw of 83.80 meters was his better of the day.

It was the primary time this season that Chopra recorded a throw shorter than 85 meters, however he secured the second place within the DL Finals. He had received the 2022 DL Finals in Zurich with a throw of 88.44 meters.

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Jakub Vadlejch from the Czech Republic clinched the Diamond League title with a finest throw of 84.24 meters on his sixth and last try, marking his third victory within the competitors. He instantly took the lead with a first-round effort of 84.01 meters.

Vadlejch had beforehand received the DL championship in 2017 and 2018 and secured a silver medal within the Tokyo Olympics and the Budapest World Championships, the place he completed second to Chopra. Chopra had additionally received on the identical venue throughout the 2022 World Championships.

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Neeraj Chopra made historical past by profitable a gold medal on the World Championships with a throw of 88.17 meters in Budapest, changing into solely the third javelin thrower in historical past to carry each Olympic and World Championship titles. He additionally received two solo DL competitions in Doha and Lausanne.

Chopra had participated within the Zurich DL leg shortly after profitable the World Championships title and completed second to Vadlejch. He’s now getting ready to defend his gold medal on the upcoming Asian Video games in Hangzhou later this month, following his victory in Indonesia in 2018.

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