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Big News! Neeraj Chopra scripted history again | Became the 1st Indian to win Lausanne Diamond League

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India’s Javelin star, Neeraj Chopra secured first position at the Lausanne Diamond League after registering a best throw of 89.08m. Neeraj scripted history as he became the first Indian to clinch a Diamond League Meeting title by winning the Lausanne league.

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Last month, Neeraj was pulled out of the Birmingham Commonwealth Games due to a groin injury. He rested and made a historic comeback with this league. 

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In his first attempt, Neeraj Chopra hurled his javelin to secure 89.08m to emerge victorious in Lausanne Diamond League. He couldn’t better his throw in the second attempt, registering a distance of 85.18m.

After the event, Chopra said,

“I am very happy with my result today. A throw of 89 m is a great performance. I am pleased that I am coming back from an injury and tonight was a good indicator that I have recovered well. I was a bit nervous today as earlier I had to skip Commonwealth Games due to injury.”

Chopra qualified for the Diamond League Finals in Zurich which is to be held on September 7 and 8. With the following achievement, he also became the first Indian to do so. Despite his remarkable win, he stands at the fourth spot with 15 points- with the addition of eight points on Friday. According to the rules, the top six with the most points at the end of Diamond League qualify for the final.

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Meanwhile, Tokyo Olympics silver medalist Jakub Vadlejch secured the second spot with a best throw of 85.88m, followed by USA’s Curtis Thompson who came third with his best effort of 83.72m.

Chopra had also created a historic moment for India by becoming only the second Indian and first male track and field athlete to win a medal in the World Championships by bagging silver in the javelin throw final.

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