10 months ago, Neeraj Chopra had etched history after winning gold at the Olympic Games as he brought home the medal in Javelin Throw. And now, he has yet again etched history by breaking the national record in his first appearance post the Olympics!
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According to Indian Express, Neeraj Chopra made his return at the international Paavo Nurmi Games in Finland and came up with an effort of 89.30m. He broke his own national record by more than a metre.
After throwing the javelin, Chopra made a similarly excited cry, with his arms up in the air, just like he’d done in the Olympics.
Have a look:
Ace Javelin thrower #NeerajChopra set new national record of 89.30 metres at Paavo Nurmi Games in Finland. Chopra's earlier national record was 88.07m (Patiala, March 2021). He had won the Tokyo Olympics gold with throw of 87.58m on August 7, 2021. pic.twitter.com/k62wLPlDi9
— All India Radio News (@airnewsalerts) June 15, 2022
This massive throw helped him bag the silver medal at the Paavo Nurmi Games. He was just behind Oliver Helander, who produced a personal best throw of 89.93m. World champion Anderson Peters of Grenada came third with a throw of 86.60m.
Congratulations started pouring in from everywhere, starting from politicians to sportspersons. Have a look:
Golden Great @Neeraj_chopra1 does it again !
• Neeraj Chopra threw 89.30 metres at Paavo Nurmi Games to create a new National Record !
Absolutely THRILLED 😎
You’ve got to see his throw ! pic.twitter.com/wwKYLj9KU3
— Anurag Thakur (@ianuragthakur) June 14, 2022
The golden boy has done it again! New national record. Great going #NeerajChopra
— Gautam Gambhir (@GautamGambhir) June 14, 2022
neeraj chopra is quite a remarkable young man. since tokyo he's been swamped by felicitations, awards etc etc. he's charmed his way through all that, got back to training, turned up at his first competition and smashed the national record!
— Gaurav Kalra (@gauravkalra75) June 14, 2022
Neeraj Chopra has bettered his own Olympic Gold medal-winning throw (87.58 m) with a huge throw of 89.30 at Paavo Nurmi Games @Neeraj_chopra1
— Vikrant Gupta (@vikrantgupta73) June 14, 2022
— Yuvraj Singh (@YUVSTRONG12) June 14, 2022
— Harbhajan Turbanator (@harbhajan_singh) June 14, 2022
— Suresh Raina🇮🇳 (@ImRaina) June 15, 2022
Brilliant and Spectacular!!!
Keep Succeeding with such fierce passion & dedication pic.twitter.com/5JEZzoFK0k
— Nitin Gadkari (@nitin_gadkari) June 15, 2022
89.30m for Neeraj Chopra in his second throw at the Paavo Nurmi Games!. A new National Record in just his second throw since the Olympic Games.!
— jonathan selvaraj (@jon_selvaraj) June 14, 2022
89.30m throw from Neeraj Chopra. A new national record too.
Just his second throw since the Olympics. Twinkling star of India!
— Bharath Ramaraj (@Fancricket12) June 14, 2022
Congratulations, Neeraj Chopra. Keep’em coming!