Javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra confirms participation in Lausanne Diamond League

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Olympic champion and World Championship silver medalist javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra has said that he will participate in the Diamond League to be held in Lausanne, Switzerland on August 26.


  • This will be Chopra's first competition after winning a silver medal at the World Championships and being ruled out of the 2022 Commonwealth Games in Birmingham due to injury.
  • Neeraj suffered a groin strain in the final of the World Championship on July 24 in Eugene, USA, due to which he got injured.

  • Chopra had skipped the Commonwealth Games due to injury.

  • He is currently in Saarbrücken, Germany with his coach Dr Klaus Bartonitz and physio Ishan Marwah.

About Neeraj Chopra :

  • Neeraj Chopra is a track and field athlete competing in javelin thrower.

  • Neeraj created history by winning the gold medal in the Tokyo Olympics 2021 by throwing the 87.58m javelin.

  • He is the second Indian after Abhinav Bindra to win a gold medal in athletics at a World Championship level.

  • Neeraj Chopra was awarded the Padma Shri by the Government of India in March 2022.


Major medals won by Neeraj Chopra :

  • 2022 Kuortane Games (Gold Medal)

  • 2021 Tokyo Olympics (Gold Medal)

  • 2022 Paavo Nurmi Games (Silver)

  • 2022 Kuortane Games (Gold Medal)

  • 2018 Commonwealth Games (Gold Medal)

  • 2017 Asian Athletics Championships (Gold Medal)

  • 2016 South Asian Games (Gold Medal) 

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