Neeraj Chopra sets new national record

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he broke his own national record to win the men’s javelin throw silver medal at the Paavo Nurmi Games 2022 in Turku, Finland on Tuesday.

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Neeraj Chopra registered a best throw of 89.30m, a new personal best and national record, to finish behind Finland’s Oliver Helander,

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Reigning world champion and 2022 season’s world leader Anderson Peters of Grenada claimed the bronze with 86.60m.

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The meet in Finland was Neeraj Chopra’s first competition since winning the historic gold medal at Tokyo 2020 in August last year.

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The 24-year-old Indian made a statement of intent with his opening throw, measuring an impressive 86.92m.

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He then recorded 89.30m in his second attempt, bettering his own previous personal best and national record of 88.07m,

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The Indian, however, failed to log a legitimate attempt in his next three throws before registering 85.85 with his final attempt.

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Neeraj Chopra is scheduled to stay in Finland to compete at the Kuortane Games before heading to Sweden for the Stockholm leg of the Diamond League.

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