WATCH: Neeraj Chopra sets new National Record at Paavo Nurmi Games 2022; wins silver
Neeraj Chopra set a National Record in his comeback tournament at the Paavo Nurmi Games 2022 with a massive throw of 89.30m, which is also his Personal Best now.
Reigning Olympic Champion Neeraj Chopra returned to the javelin field with a bang as she bagged the silver medal with a National Record attempt of 89.30m at the Paavo Nurmi Games 2022 in Finland on Tuesday.
This is also Neeraj Chopra's new personal best as he shattered his own record of 88.07m. At the Tokyo Olympics, Neeraj threw the javelin at a distance 87.58m and won the gold medal.
Neeraj, who had downplayed his intention to aim for the 90m mark straightaway on his return, started off with a throw of 86.92m in his very first attempt. He even led the competition before local lad Oliver Helander found a monstrous 89.83m for his personal best.
It was after this throw that the Olympic Champion hit back with the Indian national record of 89.30m, but that could only fetch him a silver medal at the Paavo Nurmi Games.
Neeraj Chopra fouled in his next three attempts before coming up with a throw of 85.85m in his sixth and final attempt to round off what was an incredible return to the field for the first time since his historic gold in Tokyo Olympics.