Neeraj Chopra, the javelin star of India, struck Gold in Sotteville International Meet in France on Tuesday. Neeraj Chopra threw a distance of 85.17 m which was enough to clinch the top spot, the second best was Adrian Mardare of Moldova who threw a distance of 81.48 m, and Edis Maturevivius of Lithuania who threw a distance of 79.31 m to set up his place for the Bronze Medal.
#NeerajChopra, India's renowned #JavelinThrower, made the country proud again as he bagged a #gold medal at the #SottevilleAthletics meet in #France with a throw of 85.17m. Congratulations to him on his great victory. @ra_thore #KheloIndia pic.twitter.com/c0aYJTGbHf
— P. P. Chaudhary (@ppchaudharyMoS) July 18, 2018
The winning distance of Neeraj Chopra was, however, less than 86.47 m he had achieved in Gold Coast at Common Wealth Game in Australia this year. He had refined on his season’s best with an effort of 86.47 m to become the country’s first Javelin-thrower to win a Common Wealth Games (CWG).
Chopra first set his junior World record in 2016. He won Gold at the World Under-20 Athletic Championship with a throw of 86.48 m. He, however, failed to qualify for the final at Rio Olympic same year.
Neeraj Chopra’s next big test will be at the Asian Game in Indonesia which is going to be held next month.