Neeraj Chopra became first Indian to win prestigious Zurich diamond league Final 2022 in Switzerland
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Olympic gold medalist javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra on September 8 achieved another historic feat, becoming the first Indian to win the coveted Diamond League Final title in Switzerland.
IMPORTANT FACTS -
- Neeraj Chopra has become the first Indian to win the Diamond League trophy.
He overtook Czech Republic's Jakob Vadleccho with a throw of 88.44m.
Neeraj's first throw was a foul, while the second throw measured 88.44 metres, which was enough for him to win the title.
Neeraj threw third throw 88, fourth 86.11, fifth 87 and sixth throw of 83.60 meters.
Germany's Julian Weber finished third with 83.73m.
With this win, Neeraj won the prize money of Rs 23.98 lakh and also captured the Diamond Trophy.
Neeraj did not participate in the first Diamond League held in Doha and the third in Silesia.
In Stockholm, Neeraj had made a national record with a throw of 89.94m, but he could only win a silver medal.
He became the winner in Lausanne and now he has also won the gold medal in the finals.
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