Neeraj Chopra rewrites national record

abrar khan

Neeraj Chopra’s quest to break the 90-metre mark remained unfulfilled but the 24-year-old Indian javelin throw star came within six centimetres.

when he broke the national record for the second time in a month with an opening throw of 89.94 metres at the Stockholm Diamond League.

The Olympic Champion finished second to world champion Anderson Peters but apart from the national record,

Chopra will also be pleased with the result in Stockholm because it was the first time he had finished in the top three in a Diamond League event.

In his season opener at the Paavo Nurmi Games, Chopra had rewritten his own record with 89.30 metres.

Chopra’s 89.94 metres was also a meet record before Peters bettered it in the third round with 90.31 metres.