This article is about Neeraj Chopra breaking his Olympic record in the javelin throw at the ‘Paavo Nurmi games’.
Outside of the Diamond League, the Paavo Nurmi Games, a gold event on the World Athletics Continental Tour, is one of the most important tracks and field competitions.
The Olympic gold medalist achieved a new National Record and personal best of 89.30m at the Paavo Nurmi Games 2022, a Continental Tour event in Turku, Finland, and could not have wished for a better start to come back to competitive action for the first time since Tokyo Olympics.
The athlete beat his own National Record with 88.07m which he created in the Olympics. His throw in the Paavo Nurmi Games is also the world’s fifth-best throw of the season so far. Following his victory in the Tokyo Games, Neeraj set his eyes on breaking the 90-meter barrier, and it is safe to say that the Indian athlete is on the right track.
The number of javelin throws Neeraj Chopra did to break his record at the ‘Paavo Nurmi games’-
Neeraj with a throw of 86.92 meters, began the Continental Tour event, which was also his first competitive tournament since the Tokyo Games, where he blasted away the competition to earn the gold medal.
Neeraj set a new national record with his second throw. In Finland, he made three valid attempts and finished with a throw of 85.85 meters.
Neeraj came in second place behind Oliver Helander of Finland, who won the event with a best throw of 89.83 meters. Anderson Peters of Grenada, the reigning world champion, finished third with a best throw of 86.60m.
They were the top three in the competition but apart from them the rank holders were, Keshorn Walcott of Trinidad, the 2012 Olympic champion, and Tobago placed fourth with a best throw of 84.02m, followed by Germany’s Julian Weber (84.02m) and Czech Republic’s Jakub Vadlejch (83.91m), who had won silver in Doha with a throw of 90.88m.
The javelin Neeraj threw was 89.30 meters, which was better than his gold-medal winning throw of 87.58 meters at the Tokyo Olympics.
Neeraj Chopra will participate next in the Kuortane Games in Finland before heading to the Diamond Leagues Stockholm leg on June 30. After that, he’ll compete in the Athletics World Championships in Oregon from July 15 to 24, followed by the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham, which commence on July 28.
Neeraj Chopra has relocated his training base to Finland, where he will be participating in a 28-day training camp with coach Klaus Bartonietz.
Neeraj Chopra the athletic star and son of India, did something amazing again. How the Olympic winner rushed in with his tresses of hair streaming in the breeze, surrounded by a roaring throng. In his strong arms, the javelin appeared to be light. His brief but flawless run-up gave him the perfect amount of momentum.
It was a far better throw than the one that won him Olympic gold in the men’s javelin throw last year. A roar followed by a strong release. Chopra knew he’d thrown a one-of-a-kind party again at the Paavo Nurmi Game.
He shattered his national record and finished second in a star-studded field, which made his country India very proud of him again and made the world realize that Indian athletes are one of the best athletes in the world.