New Delhi: India’s star javelin thrower Neeraj finished second in the final of the Diamond League 2023. Neeraj had managed a throw of 83.80 meters in his second attempt. This was Neeraj’s best result in this final. Neeraj couldn’t get past 83.80 meters. So he had to be happy with the silver medal. Jakub Wadlech of the Czech Republic took first place with a javelin throw of 84.27 in his final attempt. Apart from that, Finn Oliver Helander took third place with 83.74 meters. Neeraj Chopra seemed out of rhythm in the Diamond League final and his score came up empty in two attempts. His subsequent throw was quite ordinary as he only managed a second best performance of 83.80 in the second of his four attempts. Jakub Wadlech, on the other hand, took the lead by reaching a distance of 84.1 meters in his first attempt. He then achieved first place with a distance of 84.27 meters in his sixth attempt.
Neeraj couldn’t save his title Neeraj Chopra had a chance to defend his Diamond League title. If this had happened, Neeraj would have become the third javelin thrower in the world to achieve this. Only the Czechs Vitezslav Vesely (2012 and 2013) and Jakub Vadlech (2016 and 2017) achieved this in the diamond. Neeraj managed to win the final of the Diamond League in Zurich in September last year.
Neeraj’s performance in Diamond League 2023
Neeraj Chopra showed a strong performance in the Diamond League 2023. Neeraj had reached a distance of 88.67 meters in the Doha Diamond League. He also managed a throwing distance of 87.66 meters in the Lausanne Diamond League. In the Diamond League in Zurich he took second place with a throw of 85.71 meters, while in the final of the Eugene Diamond League he achieved 83.80 meters.
Best result of all players in the final
1. Jakub Vadlec (Czech Republic) – 84.24 m
2. Neeraj Chopra (India) – 83.80 meters
3.Oliver Helander (Finland) – 83.74 meters
4. Andrian Mardare (Moldova) – 81.79 meters
5.Curtis Thompson (USA) – 77.01m
6. Anderson Peters (Grenada) – 74.71 meters