Kuorten Games 2022: Neeraj Chopra maintains excellent form, wins gold by defeating world champion in Finland
Tokyo Olympic gold medalist and India’s star athlete Neeraj Chopra is doing one feat after another. He set a national record in his first tournament after the Olympics and won a gold medal in the second. Neeraj continued his stellar form by winning the gold medal at the Kuorten Games in Finland. He won the gold here with a throw of 86.89 meters. Fans expected that he would reach the 90 meter mark here but it did not happen. Chopra had earlier thrown 89.30m in Turku last week. Pavo Nurmi won the silver medal at the Games. He jumped from just 90 meters and came down to just 70 centimeters. Finland’s Olivier Helander won the gold medal with a throw of 89.83m.
Neeraj got gold in first attempt
Neeraj threw 86.89m in his first attempt. After this his next attempt was a foul and in the third attempt he slipped while throwing the javelin. After that he didn’t take any more risk. Apart from this, Keshorn Walcott of 2012 Olympic Tobago won the silver medal with a distance of 86.64 metres. At the same time, the current world champion Anderson Peters won the bronze medal with only 84.75m. Olympic silver medalist Jacob Wallish of the Czech Republic and fifth-ranked Julian Weber were eliminated. Also absent was Germany’s Johannes Vetter, who won the gold with a throw of 93.59m last year.
Neeraj aims to win medal in world championship
Chopra is aiming to win a gold medal at the World Athletics Championships this year, although he will not give up. “I will do the same during the World Championships to see if I can get any result, can I win a medal,” he said in training a few days ago. It’s not like I won a gold medal in the Olympics last year, so I have to win a medal at the World Championships this year as well. I’ll see what else I can improve for the future. There is some pressure, it is natural. But I always try to be relaxed and don’t think too much about the consequences. I am as normal as possible before going to a big tournament.