The golden boy of India and Olympic champion Neeraj Chopra added yet another feather to his cap as he wins gold in the Diamond League Final in Zurich on Thursday. As a result, he has become the first Indian to win the Diamond League Trophy.
Chopra 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.
Every time he takes the field, people expect gold from him.
The 24-year-old Indian superstar is now the Olympic champion, World Championships silver medallist, and Diamond League champion. All these he had achieved in just 13 months. He won the Olympic gold on August 7 last year in Tokyo.
He had missed the Birmingham Commonwealth Games earlier due to a minor groin injury he had suffered during his silver-winning performance in the World Championships in the USA in July.
He has produced 88m-plus throws six times this season which showed his consistency. He holds the national record of 89.94m, which he achieved this season.
The Diamond League encompasses 32 Diamond Disciplines, following a championship-style model. Athletes earn points at the 13-series meet to qualify for the final of their respective disciplines. The winner of each Diamond Discipline at the Final will be crowned ‘Diamond League Champion’.
Wish him all the best for future endeavors and hope he keeps on inspiring billions of people in India.
Proud of you champ.
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