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Javelin: Neeraj Chopra throws 83.18m in Lisbon in his first international win ahead of Tokyo Olympics

Javelin: Neeraj Chopra throws 83.18m in Lisbon in his first worldwide win forward of Tokyo Olympics | Different Sports activities Information

Olympic-bound star Indian javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra got here up with a greatest effort of 83.18m to win an occasion in Lisbon, Portugal on Thursday (June 10) in his first worldwide competitors after greater than a 12 months. After starting with 80.71m, Chopra despatched the spear to 83.18m in his sixth and last throw to win the javelin occasion on the Assembly Cidade de Lisboa (Assembly, Metropolis of Lisbon).
His second, third and fifth throws have been fouls whereas he recorded 78.50m in his fourth effort beneath windy situations on the Lisbon College stadium. The 23-year-old Indian, who has not taken half in any worldwide occasion after qualifying for Tokyo Olympics in January final 12 months in South Africa, had reached Lisbon on Sunday.
Neeraj Chopra marks his worldwide return to competitors with a greatest throw of 83.18m to win the Lisbon Metropolis Athletics Meet.
Approach to go, Neeraj #BetterEveryday @Neeraj_chopra1 @afiindia
— JSW Sports activities (@jswsports) June 10, 2021
The reigning Asian and Commonwealth Video games champion, who has a private better of 88.07m, was to depart for Europe on Monday final for a training-cum-competition stint however it was delayed by just a few days resulting from visa associated points. He had spoken about lack of competitors hampering his Olympic build-up throughout an interplay just a few weeks in the past.
Chopra had damaged his personal nationwide report with a throw of 88.07m in Patiala on the Indian Grand Prix 3 in March. He had certified for the Olympics with a throw of 87.86m, which bettered the qualifying mark of 85m, at an occasion at Potchefstroom, South Africa, in January final 12 months.
After that, he had a short coaching stint in Turkey earlier than speeding again house in March final 12 months simply earlier than the lockdown was imposed because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
(with PTI inputs)

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