Highlight of Neeraj performance
Neeraj Chopra, the defending Olympic champion, acknowledged that his performance in the Lausanne Diamond League. That wasn’t at its best and that he was uneasy making his return after a month-long break.
An injury to his muscle while training prompted the 25-year-old Indian javelin thrower to miss three important competitions previously. Neeraj Chopra wins in Lausanne to win the Diamond League in consecutive years.
He made a stunning comeback though, winning the Diamond League championship in Lausanne. He made it with a stunning fifth-round throw of 87.66 meters.
During the closing stages of Friday’s competition, Neeraj just barely beat out his closest competitors, Julian Weber from Germany (87.03m) and Jakub Vadlejch from the Czech Republic (86.13m).
Neeraj got injured
Neeraj Chopra, the defending Olympic champion, acknowledged that his performance in the Lausanne Diamond League. That wasn’t at its best and that he was difficult making his return after a month-long break. An injury to Neeraj muscle while training prompted the 25-year-old Indian javelin thrower to miss three important competitions previously. But he came back with a bang, winning the Diamond League championship in Lausanne with an amazing fifth-round throw of 87.66 meters.
Neeraj narrowly surpassed his closest rivals, Julian Weber from Germany (87.03m) and Jakub Vadlejch from the Czech Republic (86.13m), during the late stages of Friday’s competition.
The 25-year-old Indian javelin-thrower had been forced to skip three prominent events earlier due to a muscle strain sustained during training.However, he made a spectacular return, securing the Diamond League title in Lausanne with a remarkable fifth-round throw of 87.66m.
Neeraj felt nervousness
I was feeling a bit nervous coming back from an injury. It was a bit cold here tonight. I am still far from my best, but I feel it is getting better. I am relieved it’s coming together well for me. A win is a win and I will take that happily,” Chopra was quoted as saying. “I wanted to win so I’m super happy with the results but I also want to go back to training and fix some of the things that I noticed and that are going to make me stronger.
“Lausanne always treats me well. Last year I won and this year too, so I look forward to coming again next year and winning again. The next competition, Budapest, will be a big one for me,” the Olympic champion further added.
Neeraj started the tournament on Friday with a foul and then made throws of 83.52 meres and 85.04 meters. He made another foul in the fourth round before launching his 87.66-meter winning throw. His sixth and final try covered 84.15 meters. Prior to this competition, Neeraj had already won the Diamond League meet that opened the season in Doha on May 5 with a noteworthy throw of 88.67 meters.
With an incredible throw of 87.66 meters in the fifth round, Neeraj won the men’s javelin competition. He outperformed both World Leader Jakub Vadlejch and European Champion Julian Weber, who both managed distances of 87.03m and 86.13m, respectively.
Despite getting called for a foul on his first throw, he recovered to make throws of 83.52 meters and 85.04 meters, respectively, on his second and third tries. In his fourth attempt, he committed another foul, but in the fifth round, with his winning throw of 87.66 meters, he completed an incredible comeback. His sixth and last attempt went 84.15 meters, which is a decent distance.
Champ won the title
Neeraj Chopra, the Olympic champion javelin thrower, finished second in a stacked field at the Lausanne Diamond League leg on Saturday, according to the news. In contrast, Julian Weber of Germany only managed 87.03m on his final effort, according to Mid-Day.
His fifth attempt of 87.66m increased his advantage over the competition. Chopra started his first try with a foul throw, not the best way to start his campaign in Lausanne.
He threw 83.52 meters on his second attempt, which was his first legal throw, however he finished third behind Jakub Vadlejch (84.71 meters) and Julian Weber (86.20 meters). The 25-year-old Indian superstar had made a perfect start to the Diamond League. With a top podium finish in Doha on May 5 with a fourth career-best throw of 88.67m but suffered a muscle strain while training later that month.