Neeraj Chopra wins gold in first competition on Indian soil in three years


PTI, May 15, 2024, 9:11 PM IST

Olympic champion Neeraj Chopra won the gold medal in men’s javelin throw event of the Federation Cup here, his spear shimmering through the balmy Wednesday evening sky after an unusually slow start in his first competitive outing on Indian soil in three years.

The 26-year-old superstar struggled to get going in the competition and he was second after three rounds. He took the lead in fourth round with an effort of 82.27m and he did not take the final round as he was leading after DP Manu, who settled for silver, had finished his final round throw. Chopra last took part in a domestic competition at the same event on March 17, 2021, when he won a gold with a throw of 87.80m.

Since then, Chopra has won a historic gold in the Tokyo Olympics, became Diamond League champion in 2022, world champion in 2023 and defended Asian Games gold in China.

He also won three individual legs of Diamond League and claimed a silver in the 2022 World Championships.

He is, however, yet to touch the 90m mark. His personal best and national record is 89.94m.

Udayavani is now on Telegram. Click here to join our channel and stay updated with the latest news.

Top News

Court rejects Prajwal Revanna’s anticipatory bail plea

World’s hottest day record broken in 24 hours

‘Trust deficit between farmers, govt’: SC proposes panel to talk to protesters at Shambhu border

Intention was to kill me, my family members: Salman Khan’s statement in charge sheet

MUDA ‘scam’: BJP to hold “day-and-night” dharna in Karnataka Assembly, Council

Shirur landslide search ops: Missing truck found submerged in Gangavali River

Got raw deal in budget, no point in attending NITI Aayog meeting, says Deputy CM Shivakumar

Related Articles More

Nita Ambani re-elected unanimously as IOC member

From bitter fights to dope shame, Indian Olympic team’s tryst with controversies

IOC awards 2034 Winter Games to Salt Lake City

In Pakistan’s Champions Trophy proposal, a ‘Supplementary Charge’ clause for Indian team

Gambhir takes charge as India hit the ground in Sri Lanka ahead of white-ball series

MUST WATCH

Brahma Kumaris

Tapta Mudra Dharana

Banana Farming

Aghnashini River

Dr. Rajkumar


Latest Additions

Nita Ambani re-elected unanimously as IOC member

Court rejects Prajwal Revanna’s anticipatory bail plea

World’s hottest day record broken in 24 hours

Heavy rain: Two-day school holiday declared in 6 taluks of Belagavi

Kharge’s ‘mataji’, ‘pakoda-jalebi’ jibe at FM as he raises alleged discrimination against states in Budget

Thanks for visiting Udayavani

You seem to have an Ad Blocker on.
To continue reading, please turn it off or whitelist Udayavani.