Indian Grand Prix: Neeraj Chopra breaks his personal nationwide report with throw of 88.07m

Indian Grand Prix: Neeraj Chopra breaks his personal nationwide report with throw of 88.07m

One other Olympic-bound javelin thrower, Shivpal Singh of Uttar Pradesh, was second with a finest throw of 81.63m whereas Sahil Silwal, representing Haryana, was third with a finest effort of 80.65m.

Indian Grand Prix: Neeraj Chopra breaks his own national record with throw of 88.07m

File picture of Neeraj Chopra. AP

Patiala: Olympic-bound star javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra smashed his personal nationwide report with a throw of 88.07m, which can be the guess of the yr thus far, in a sensational return to motion throughout the third Indian Grand Prix meet on Friday.

Competing for the primary time in additional than a yr after the COVID-19 pandemic worn out the entire of 2020 calendar, Chopra hurled the spear to a distance of 88.07cm in his fifth try to obliterate his earlier nationwide report of 88.06m, sealed throughout the gold-winning effort on the 2018 Asian Video games.

The 24-year-old Chopra opened the competitors with an effort of 83.03m earlier than having two foul throws. After a fourth throw of 83.36m, Chopra despatched the javelin to 88.07m amid loud cheers from a sizeable viewers on the NIS Patiala. His remaining throw was 82.24m.

“I used to be ready and as we speak it was windy. I used my favorite javelin which helped me. Pandemic did have an effect on coaching and preparation however we managed to carry on,” stated Chopra who can be the 2018 Commonwealth Video games gold medallist.

“On the world stage I would want to carry out even higher as present normal on this planet is kind of excessive.”

Chopra certified for the upcoming Tokyo Olympics in January final yr in an occasion in South Africa throughout his coaching stint in that nation. That was additionally the final competitors he had taken half earlier than Friday.

Chopra, who was representing Haryana within the IGP, had stated that he will even participate within the Federation Cup Nationwide Championships to be held from 15-18 March.

One other Olympic-bound javelin thrower, Shivpal Singh of Uttar Pradesh, was second with a finest throw of 81.63m whereas Sahil Silwal, representing Haryana, was third with a finest effort of 80.65m.

The Tokyo Olympics qualification mark in males’s javelin is 85m.

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