In the first attempt, Neeraj crossed the 86.69 meter mark and fouled the second attempt. Neeraj slipped on the third attempt and came first without throwing the next three throws. 2012 Olympic champion Keshon Walcott of Trinidad and Tobago won silver in the 86.64m, while world champion Anderson Peters won the bronze in the 84.75m with a distance of 93.07m this season.
At last week’s Pao Noormi Games, Neeraj Chopra broke the national record with a distance of 89.3 meters and won silver. Neeraj has won medals in the first two tournaments after a gap of 10 months after winning gold at the Olympics.
Neeraj Kurtane set a target of 90 meters in the Games. His training in Finland for the past one month has also boosted his confidence. But rain and inclement weather hampered further efforts. Neeraj Chopra is also competing in the Diamond League in Stockholm on the 30th of this month. Neeraj’s main goal before the next Olympics is the World Championships next month and the subsequent Commonwealth Games.