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Neeraj Chopra triumphs in the Lausanne Diamond League with an 89.08-meter throw

27 August 2022 | TITN Team

Neeraj Chopra, an Olympic champion and javelin thrower, made history by becoming the first Indian to win a Lausanne Diamond League championship. He launched the spear 89.08 metres in his first attempt to declare victory in distinctive fashion.

His second throw, measuring 85.18 metres, came after his third-best effort of his career, a throw of 89.08 metres. Jakub Vadlejch, who won the silver medal at the Tokyo Olympics, came in second with a best throw of 85.88 metres, and Curtis Thompson of the United States came in third with an effort of 83.72 metres.

Chopra passed the qualifying mark of 85.20 metres to earn a spot at the 2023 World Championships in Budapest, Hungary.