Neeraj Chopra, a 24-year-old Indian superstar, won a silver medal at the World Championships and a gold medal at the Tokyo Olympics before giving himself a diamond on Thursday by becoming the first-ever representative of his country to win the prestigious Diamond League Finals title. This follows his silver and gold medals from the Tokyo Olympics and the World Championships. With a remarkable throw of 88.44 meters during the men’s javelin competition at the Diamond League in Zurich, Neeraj finally captured the coveted gold medal.
Neeraj’s performance didn’t get off to the best of starts when he started with a foul throw, but he quickly pulled ahead of the competition, taking the top spot on the list with a fantastic second-attempt throw of 88.44 meters, which was still his fourth career-best attempt, and it ultimately proved to be the Indian’s winning effort. His subsequent tries were 88.00m, 86.11m, 87.00m, and 83.60m.
Jakub Vadlejch of the Czech Republic, an Olympic silver medalist, came in second with his best throw of 86.94 meters, which he recorded in his fourth throw. German Julian Weber came in third with his best effort of 83.73m.