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Diamond League finals: PM Modi congratulates Neeraj Chopra

The Tokyo gold medallist became the Diamond League champion in the javelin throw.

Neeraj Chopra Javelin Throw

Neera Chopra (Source: World Athletics)



Updated: 9 Sep 2022 12:43 PM GMT

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday congratulated Olympic gold medallist javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra on winning the prestigious Diamond League Finals title. "Congratulations to Neeraj Chopra for scripting history yet again by becoming the first Indian to win the prestigious Diamond League Trophy.

He has demonstrated great dedication and consistency. His repeated successes show the great strides Indian athletics is making," Modi tweeted. Chopra has become the first Indian to win the prestigious Diamond League Finals title in Zurich, Switzerland.

He began with a foul but jumped to the top spot with a throw of 88.44m -- his fourth career best -- in his second attempt, and that turned out to be his winning effort. He had 88.00m, 86.11m, 87.00m and 83.60m in his next four throws.

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