Javelin Legend, Neeraj Chopra is the first Indian to win the Diamond league trophy

Javelin Legend, Neeraj Chopra is the first Indian to win the Diamond league trophy

The 24-year-old superstar aced the contest in his second attempt with a throw of 88.44 metres.

Neeraj Chopra, the vigorous javelin legend won the Diamond League Championship in Zurich this Thursday. He became the first Indian ever to fetch the much-esteemed Diamond League trophy.

With his fourth-best throw of all time reaching 88.44m he registered a brand new achievement in his arsenal of victories. Although he started with a foul throw, he reached the topmost spot in his second attempt. His other four throws reached 88.00m, 86.11m, 87.00m and 83.60m.

The man with a Golden arm

Chopra bagged first place in the league sharing podium with Olympic silver medallist Jakub Vadlejch of the Czech Republic with a best throw of 86.94m at second place. Julian Webber of Germany was the third with a best throw of 83.73m. Along with the trophy, Chopra was also awarded prize money of $30,000 and a wild card entry for the World Athletics Championship 2023 in Budapest.

Earlier, the athlete made a remarkable return after recovering from a groin injury, by winning the Lausanne-leg of the Diamond League series on August 26 with a throw of 89.08m.

The gifted javelin thrower is now an Olympic Champion, World Championship silver medallist and Diamond League champion, all of which he has achieved in a stretch of 13 months.

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