Tuesday , October 19 2021

Neeraj Chopra shatters own record, finishes 4th at IAAF Diamond League in Doha

He cleared a distance of 87.43m to finish fourth in the season opening League series. Chopra had recently won the gold medal in XXI Commonwealth Games at the Gold Coast with a throw of 86.47m.

It is the first time in history that three athletes recorded 90m plus throws in at any competition.

Thomas Rohler took the top spot with a 91.78m throw with compatriots Johannes Vetter (91.56m) and Hofmann Andreas (90.08m) finished second and third respectively. The next leg of the elite event will take place in Shanghai, China on May 12.

Neeraj first entered the records book in 2016 with the a world record throw of 86.48 m at the World U20 Championships in Poland. Since then he has been steadily progressing with consistent performances.

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