Tokyo Olympics gold medalist ace Javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra set a new national record of 89.30 metres at Paavo Nurmi Games in Finland. Chopra’s earlier national record was 88.07m which he had set in Patiala in March last year. He had won the Tokyo Olympics gold with a throw of 87.58m on August 7, 2021.
Youth Affairs and Sports Minister Anurag Thakur has lauded the outstanding performance of Javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra who set a new national record in a sporting event in Finland.
In a tweet, Mr. Thakur said, Neeraj Chopra threw his javelin to 89.30 metres at Paavo Nurmi Games to create a new National Record. He said, absloutely thrilled; golden great Neeraj Chopra does it again.
Neeraj Chopra is India’s first-ever Olympic gold medallist in athletics and only the second individual gold medallist at Olympics.
Neeraj Chopra won the silver medal with his throw at the event. This was Neeraj’s first competitive outing since winning the historic gold medal at the Tokyo Games. Finland’s Oliver Helander won the gold medal at the event with a throw of 89.83 metres