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India’s star athlete Neeraj Chopra, who won gold in Tokyo Olympics, has won the gold medal in the Kuortane Games being held in Finland. He won the gold by throwing a throw of 86.89 meters. Neeraj had earlier thrown a throw of 86.89 meters and no player could reach even close to it. Niraj finished ahead of Trinidad and Tobago’s Keshorn Walcott and Grenada’s Anderson Peters. Walcott finished second and Peters third.
First gold after Tokyo Olympics
This is Neeraj Chopra’s first gold medal after the Tokyo Olympics. Neeraj has won the medal in difficult circumstances. Due to rain, there was a lot of water on the field, due to which Neeraj slipped once. After throwing on the third try, his foot slipped and he went out of line. Because of which that throw did not even count.
Neeraj had thrown 86.69 meters in the very first attempt. His second throw also went foul. Earlier, Neeraj Pavo had set a national record in the Nurmi Games with a throw of 89.30 meters.
Sports Minister Anurag Thakur tweeted the video of Neeraj Chopra and wrote that Neeraj has got gold, he has done it again. Fantastic champion.
Neeraj’s next target is World Championship and Commonwealth Games
Now the next target of Neeraj is to win a medal in the World Championship and Commonwealth Games. The World Championships are in the US from July 15 to 24. At the same time, the Commonwealth Games are to be held in Birmingham from 28 July to 8 August. Neeraj, after winning gold in the Tokyo Olympic Games, said that his next goal is to win gold in the Commonwealth and World Championships for the country.