Neeraj Chopra Finishes Second in Zurich Diamond League

Neeraj Chopra, Zurich Diamond League 2023:

Czech Republic’s Jakub Vadlach, who won a bronze medal at the World Championship, won the first place with a best effort of  85.86 meters. Neeraj was  15 cm behind him and had to settle for second place.

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India’s star javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra finished second in the Zurich Diamond League. He made it to the final of the Diamond League by finishing second with a best impression of  85.71 meters. The final will be held in Eugene, USA on September 17. Neeraj, who won gold at the World Championship, missed out on the first place by just a few centimeters. Czech Republic’s Jakub Vadlech, who won a bronze medal at the World Championship, took the first place with a best effort of  85.86 meters. Neeraj was  15 cm behind him. At the same time, India’s Murali Sreeshankar finished fifth in the long jump event of the Zurich Diamond League.

Neeraj’s three attempts failed.

Four days after becoming the world champion, star javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra faced the challenge of maintaining his winning streak this season. This season, Neeraj has won only gold in three competitions. Neeraj became the world champion for the first time with a throw of  88.17  meters in Budapest on Sunday. However, in Zurich, he could not manage to make it to the first place. Three of Neeraj’s six attempts failed. Their efforts were as follows- 80.79  meters, foul, foul, 85.22 meters  , foul and 85.71  meters.

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Neeraj’s first attempt: throw of 80.79 meters

A javelin throw of 80.79 meters, and he is currently in second place. Lithuania’s Addis Matusevicius is leading the race with a throw of  81.62m  in the first round. Neeraj was second and Anderson Peters of Grenada was third with a throw of 78.78 m.

Neeraj’s second attempt: Foul

Throw foul in the second round. Germany’s Julian Webber came out on top with a throw of  84.75m.  At the same time, Jakub Vadlech of the Czech Republic came second with a throw of 83.46 meters, Oliver Helander of Finland came third with a throw of   81.63  meters. Lithuania’s Matusevicius shot 81.18m  in the second round. At the same time, Neeraj finished fifth.

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Neeraj’s third attempt: Foul

Throw was also declared a foul in the third attempt. He remains in fifth place. Julian Webber threw 79.04 meters in the third round. At the same time, Jakub Vadlech threw 80.04 meters. Oliver Hellander’s throw was a foul. At the same time, fourth-placed Addis threw 80.12 meters.

Neeraj’s fourth attempt: 85.22m throw

85.22  meters. He has come straight to second place. At the same time, Jakub Vadlech threw 85.86 meters in the fourth attempt and went ahead of Neeraj. He is in the first place. Julian Webber finished third with a throw of  85.04m  in the fourth attempt.

Jakub Vadlech
Jakub Vadlech

 

Neeraj’s fifth attempt: Foul

Also fouled in the fifth round. She is currently in second place with a best impression of  85.22 meters. At the same time, Jakub Vadlech of the Czech Republic also fouled in the fifth attempt. However, he is in first place with a best impression of  85.86 meters. Germany’s Julian Webber shot 82.01m  in the fifth attempt. He is third with a best impression of  85.04 meters.

 

Neeraj’s sixth attempt: 85.71m throw

Threw 85.71 meters but could not beat Vadlech’s 85.86 meters effort. In the sixth round, Vadlech’s attempt was foul. At the same time, Julian Webber threw 84.92 meters. In the sixth round, there is a competition

Javelin Throw-Points Table
Javelin Throw-Points Table

 

Neeraj has played four competitions this season:

competitions this season. These include doha, Lusanne and now the Zurich Diamond League leg in addition to the World Championships. Apart from the World Championships, Neeraj had won gold in Doha and Lusan Diamond League. In the Doha Diamond League, he threw a javelin with 88.67 meters, while in the Lusan Diamond League he won with 87.66  meters.

 

Diamond League final from 16 September:

There is a Diamond League final in Ugen (USA) on September 16  and  17. Neeraj had won the final of the Diamond Leg in Zurich last year. Arshad Nadeem of Pakistan, who won a silver medal in Budapest, was not playing in this competition. The javelin thrower, who finished first six in the league, will play the final in Eugene. In such a situation, Neeraj has also qualified for the final.

He finished third with 23 points after three Diamond League competitions. Vadlech was first and Germany’s Julian Webber was second. Neeraj missed the Monaco leg of the Diamond League. For this reason, its points were not added to Neeraj’s points, while Wadletch and Weber participated in all four competitions of the Diamond League.

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Neeraj had created history

India’s Golden Boy Neeraj Chopra made history on August  27. He became the first Indian athlete to win a gold at the World Athletics Championships. Neeraj had won the gold medal with a throw of  88.17  meters in the javelin throw event at the National Athletics Center in Budapest, the capital of Hungary. He became only the third javelin thrower to win a gold medal at the World Championships after Olympic gold. Before him, only former Czech Javelin thrower Jan Zelejani and Norway’s Andreas Thorkilden had done this.

 

Sreeshankar finished fifth in long jump:

In the first round, Murali jumped 7.99 meters, his second attempt was  7.96  meters. In the third attempt, he fouled. In the fourth attempt, Sreeshankar jumped 7.96 meters, while in the fifth attempt,  he jumped 7.93  meters. He did not get a chance  in the sixth round, because in the sixth round, the best of three is competed. In such a situation, Sreeshankar finished fifth and  could not qualify for the final of the Diamond League to be held in Ugen (USA) on September  16-17.

The gold medal in the long jump in the Zurich Diamond League was won by Olympic champion Miltiadis Tentoglu of Greece. He made a world record jump of  8.20 meters. At the same time, Jamaica’s Tejey Gayle finished second with a best effort of  8.07 meters and won the silver medal. American Jeron Lawson won the bronze medal with a best effort of  8.05 meters. Sreeshankar did not perform well at the World Championships with a throw of 7.74m  and finished  22nd.

Long jump points table
Long jump points table

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