Neeraj Chopra Diamond League : Neeraj Chopra finished second in the Diamond League final with a throw of 83.80 metres 

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Neeraj Chopra Diamond League : Czech Jakub Vadlejch became the champion. 

India’s javelin champion Neeraj Chopra secured second place with a throw of 83.80 metres at the Eugene Diamond League final on Saturday 16 September. 

With a remarkable final throw of 84.24 metres, Czech Jakub Vadlejch took the title, whose first attempt with 84.01 metres surpassed all other competitors of the evening. 

Neeraj had a great summer, reaching the Diamond League finals and adding new firsts to his growing list of laurels, becoming the first Indian to win gold at the World Championships in Budapest on August 27 this year. In May, he also topped the men’s  world rankings and is currently  ranked number one.  At the World Championships, the 25-year-old threw the javelin  88.17 metres in his second attempt. It was also his best pitch of the season to advance to this weekend’s Diamond League final. Three days after winning the gold in Budapest, Neeraj, despite a minor injury, clinched a silver medal in the Zurich Diamond League. 

Since his previous Diamond League trip on August 31, Neeraj has been training in Magglingen, Switzerland. The Sports Ministry appointed Neeraj in charge of the camp which ran from 1st to 12th. in September Of the four Diamond League events where men’s javelin was played that season, Neeraj only participated in three, finishing first in two events and second in one. In the  Diamond League held in Doha on May 5, Neeraj made his season debut throwing a distance of 88.67 meters to finish first. He then battled a groin strain that briefly ruled him out of competition before making a  comeback nearly two months later in Lausanne, where he also took first place with a throw of 87.66m. 

On  August 31, his last outing was in the Zurich Diamond League, where he threw 85.71 meters. 

Although winning a Diamond League event does not earn an athlete a medal, it helps them accumulate points that qualify them for the season and finish the Diamond League Finals. The top six athletes will compete in the finals this weekend in Eugene, Oregon.

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