Last Updated: Sep 17, 2023
Indian javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra finished second in the men’s event at the Diamond League Final in Eugene, Oregon, USA last night. The Indian’s best throw of 83.80 meter came in his second attempt. However, Czech Republic’s Jakub Vadlejch, won his third title with a best throw of 84.24 meter. Reigning Olympic and world champion Chopra, who holds the Indian national record of 89.94 meter, won a world championship silver medal at the same venue last year with an 88.13 meter effort.
Earlier this month, Chopra, who won India’s first-ever gold at the World Athletics Championships, failed to defend his Diamond League title, falling just short of Jakub Vadlejch 85.86 meter again, who took home the trophy. Next, he will defend his title at the Asian Games 2023 starting in Hangzhou later this month.