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Chopra won the bronze medal in the javelin event at the Cuortaine Games

India’s star javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra won a bronze medal with a distance of 86.79 meters at the Cuortain Games here. The 23-year-old, who qualified for the Olympic Games, started his campaign with a modest throw of 83.21m and improved to 86.79m in his second attempt. Germany’s Johannes Vetter won the gold with a throw of 93.59m.
Trinidad and Tobago’s Keshorn Walcott won the silver with a throw of 89.12m. This international event is Chopra’s third competition on the European. He won gold medals in Lisbon on 10 June and Karlstad on 22 June.

But Chopra’s performance in both Lisbon and Karlstad was average. However, the 2018 Jakarta Asian and Commonwealth Games champion’s personal best and national record is 88.07m, which was recorded in Patiala in March. In Lisbon, Chopra won the gold with 83.18m, while her best throw was 80.96m at Karlstad.

Chopra has returned to international competition after almost 18 months due to the COVID pandemic, after qualifying for the Tokyo Olympic Games in January 2020 in South Africa. Shivpal Singh is the second Indian javelin thrower to qualify for the Olympics. However, he has opted to train in Patiala to prepare for the Olympics.