Neeraj Chopra wins the Diamond League

India’s Tokyo Olympics javelin throw champion Neeraj Chopra achieved another first for India by winning the Zurich Diamond League Final 2022 in Switzerland on September 8.

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India’s Tokyo Olympics javelin throw champion Neeraj Chopra achieved another first for India by winning the Zurich Diamond League Final 2022 in Switzerland on September 8.

Chopra’s second throw, measuring 88.44m, won him the Diamond League trophy, a first for an Indian.

Competing under overcast conditions, Neeraj Chopra overstepped and fouled in his first try of the night at the Letzigrund Stadium. He followed up his first two throws with 88.00m in his third attempt. Neeraj Chopra recorded 86.11 in his fourth attempt, and 87.00m in his fifth. His last throw measured 83.60m.

At the 2017 Diamond League Final, Chopra had finished seventh with an 83.80m throw among eight finalists. The Indian javelin thrower improved the following year and came in fourth with an 85.73m effort.