Tokyo Olympic gold medallist Neeraj Chopra has clinched gold in the 2022 Kuortane Games in Finland yesterday. Neeraj defeated reigning world champion Anderson Peters of Grenada for the second time in four days. Neeraj threw 86.69 metres to clinch the top prize in tricky and wet conditions.
The Indian javelin thrower hit the spot on his very first try at the tournament, had a foul on his second try, and bore a nasty slip in his third attempt, following which he chose to skip the remaining two attempts. Keshorn Walcott of Trinidad settled for silver with a throw of 86.64 metres while Anderson Peters claimed bronze with a throw of 84.75 metres. India’s Sandeep Chaudhury was eighth in the standings with a throw of 60.35 metres. The Golden Boy of India will next take part in the Stockholm leg of the Diamond League on June 30.