Neeraj Chopra Sets New Javelin Throw National Record Of 89.94m, Wins Silver At Diamond League
Olympic champion javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra started his Diamond League campaign with a massive throw of 89.94m in Stockholm on Thursday.
With the attempt, the 24-year-old Chopra broke his own national record of 89.30m that he set at the Paavo Nurmi Games in Turku earlier this month.
Chopra's throw was the meet record too, until reigning world champion Anderson Peters of Grenada threw 90.31m on his third attempt to set a new meet record.
Ultimately, Chopra failed to better his first attempt and finished with a silver medal at the Diamond League.
Peters took the gold medal while Germany's Julian Weber took the bronze after throwing 89.08m in his fifth attempt.
This was Chopra's first competition in a Diamond League meet after his fourth-place finish in Zurich in August 2018 with an effort of 85.73m.
The prestigious one-day meet at the Swedish capital is Chopra's biggest event ahead of the World Championships in Eugene, USA, next month.
He has taken part in seven Diamond League meets. 3 in 2017 and 4 in 2018 -- but is yet to win a medal.