Neeraj Chopra won gold medal in the first domestic tournament in three years

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Olympic champion Neeraj Chopra won the gold medal after a slow start in the men's javelin throw event at the Federation Cup here, competing in his first domestic tournament in three years. The 26-year-old superstar, who was participating in the domestic competition for the first time after winning the gold medal in the Tokyo Olympics, faced some trouble in the beginning.

Bhubaneswar. Olympic champion Neeraj Chopra, competing in his first domestic tournament in three years, won the gold medal in the men's javelin throw event at the Federation Cup here after a slow start. The 26-year-old superstar, who was participating in the domestic competition for the first time after winning the gold medal in the Tokyo Olympics, faced some trouble in the beginning due to which he was running in second place after three rounds. He took the lead in the fourth round with an effort of 82.27m and did not throw the javelin in the final round as silver medalist DP Manu had already thrown his last throw.

Chopra last participated in the domestic competition in the same tournament on March 17, 2021, in which he won the gold medal with a throw of 87.80 meters. After this he won a historic gold in the Tokyo Olympics. Then became Diamond League champion in 2022 and world champion in 2023. He also retained the Asian Games gold medal in China. Chopra also won three stages of the Diamond League and got a silver medal at the 2022 World Championship. However, he has not yet been able to touch the 90 meter mark. His personal best and national record is 89.94 metres.

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