Neeraj Chhopra, who won the javelin competition at the Doha Diamond league meet with a distance of 88.67 metres.
Neeraj, the fourth best javelin thrower in history, began his Diamond League title defence with a convincing win at the first leg of this season.
Chopra, who has the fourth best throw in his career, threw a world record of 88.67 metres on his very first attempt.
In his second appearance, he won the event at the Qatar Sports Club.
In 2018, he had finished fourth, his best ever performance. Jakub Vadlejch, the silver medalist from the Czech Republic, came agonizingly close to Chopra’s record with his subsequent round throw of 88.63m. This was only four centimeters short of Chopra’s effort.
Vadlejch also placed second in the Tokyo Olympics. Vadlejch had also won silver at the Doha Precious Stone Association with a 90.88m throw last year.
Anderson Peters, current world champion, placed third with an average throw of 85.88 m after winning here last year with an incredible throw of 93.07 m.
Chopra, whose personal best is 89.94 metres, failed to keep up the pace from his first throw. He sent the spear to only 86.04 and then to 85.47 meters. His fourth attempt was fouled. In his fifth- and sixth-attempts, he achieved 84.37 meters and 85.62 metres, respectively.
Neeraj, an Olympic gold-medalist, began his campaign for 2023 by winning the men’s 10-man javelin event at the Doha Diamond League in Doha, Qatar, on Friday, 5 May.
Neeraj Chhopra was the first Indian in history to win the Diamond Trophy. The competition was kicked off with an impressive throw of 88.67 metres.
It was his first time competing in the prestigious Doha diamond league. The event was held in the Suhaim bin Hamad Stadium which is known as the venue for some of the largest throws ever seen by men’s javelin.
Neeraj wearing a dark-colored headband and a white shirt. Truthfully, he was not particularly impressed with his most memorable throw despite the fact the 88.67m was the world’s driving toss following the primary endeavor at the Doha jewel Association.
Neeraj is now the winner of the Jewel Association for the third time after his success in Lausanne, August 2022, and the Precious Stone Association’s last victory in Zurich.