Neeraj Chopra made his comeback by finishing first in Lausanne Diamond League

Neeraj Chopra
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Neeraj Chopra of India made history on his return to the field when he won the Lausanne Diamond League’s top spot with a mind-blowing 89.08 m throw. Chopra has won the top spot in a Diamond League competition for the first time, securing his spot in the Finals in Zurich.

Neeraj Chopra, an Olympic winner, resumed competing after finishing his rehabilitation in Germany. Late in July, while competing in the World Athletics Championships in Oregon, Neeraj suffered a groyne injury. He was forced to miss the CWG 2022 in Birmingham as a result.

For the men’s javelin throwers, the Lausanne Diamond League is also their final opportunity to earn a spot in the September 7-8 Diamond League Final in Zurich, Switzerland.

No one else could match the Indian superstar’s 89.08 m record on Friday, which he was able to achieve on his first attempt. The 24-year-old continued on to reach the 85.18-meter barrier on his second attempt before deciding to forgo his third. Chopra chose to skip the fifth round after his fourth attempt was ruled invalid. The 24-year-last old’s throw measured 80.04 metres.

Jakud Vadlejch finished second and Curits Thompson finished third.

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