Neeraj Chopra | Neeraj Chopra wins gold at Kurtane Games

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Neeraj Chopra of India throws gold in the second tournament after winning an Olympic gold medal. At the Kurtane Games in Finland, Neeraj won the gold medal in the javelin throw with a distance of 86.69 meters in the first attempt. Neeraj competed in the 90m Kurtane Games but was hampered by rain and inclement weather. However, Neeraj was proud to throw the gold, beating host Oliver Hollander and world champion Anderson Peters, who found the distance of 93.07 meters this season.

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.

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