Olympic champion javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra created history by winning the Diamond League Finals title in Zurich, Switzerland. He became the first Indian athlete to do so. Earlier he had qualified for the finals in 2017 and 2018 as well. During this he finished seventh and fourth respectively.
He had a poor start in the Diamond League Finals. His first throw was a foul. In the second round, he took the lead by throwing 88.44 meters away and then continued till the end. He threw 88.00 meters in the third, 86.11 meters in the fourth, 87.00 meters in the fifth and 83.60 meters in the sixth attempt.
It’s important know that after being out for a month due to injury, he has made a great comeback. He qualified for the two-day finals by winning the Lausanne stage of the Diamond League Series. Neeraj became the first Indian to win the Diamond League title in Lausanne. In July he won silver at the World Championships in America. After that he had a groin injury. As a result, he was ruled out of the Birmingham Commonwealth Games.