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.


  • 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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