Neeraj Chopra won gold medal in Kuorten Games© Twitter
Tokyo Olympic gold medalist Neeraj Chopra registered a throw of 86.69m in his first attempt to win the gold medal at the Kuorten Games on Saturday. This was enough to overthrow his rivals – 2012 Olympic champion Keshorn Walcott and 2019 world champion Anderson Peters. Weather conditions in Finland were less than ideal for the event as the athletes had to deal with rain and wet conditions.
The athletes were seen struggling during their run-up and Chopra was no different as he suffered a poor slip during his third attempt.
The Indian star then decided not to throw in the last three final attempts.
— Naveen Peter (@peterspeaking) 18 June 2022
The Athletics Federation of India clarified that Neeraj Chopra was fine after a serious fall and there was nothing to worry about.
The official handle of AFI tweeted, “Kurtane Se News: Neeraj Chopra all right after bad slip in third attempt. Nothing to worry about.”
News from Cuorten: All is well @neeraj_chopra1 Then a poor slip on his third attempt. there is nothing to worry about
— Athletics Federation of India (@afiindia) 18 June 2022
Prior to the Cuortaine Games, Neeraj started his season by participating in the Pavo Nurmi Games, where he won the silver medal with a throw of 89.30m.
This throw of 89.30 meters is also a national record.
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