Credit: Twitter

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Indian athlete and reigning Olympic gold medalist Neeraj Chopra expressed disappointment with his throw in the Diamond League final on September 17, Sunday. Chopra, however, maintained a positive outlook and hoped to do his best at the forthcoming Asian Games 2023. The reigning world champion finished behind Czech Jakub Vadlejch, with a throw of 83.80m. The 25-year-old said that though he is disappointed with his throw in Eugene, he is hopeful of doing his best in the next international multi-sport tournament. 

After the event, Chopra said, “I did not feel good with any throw today even during the warm-up. Usually, I feel very good during the warm-up but today I don’t know what happened. But, it’s okay. It happened after a very long time. Otherwise, I have been very consistent but it will teach me something today. I will learn from this.”

The Haryana-born athlete who won gold in the World Championships in Budapest last month added that since he has one more season left for the year, he will give his absolute best there. 

He said, “The World Championship was the biggest competition this year and I was very happy to win gold there. I am not happy today with my throw. The position does not matter, I am not happy with the throw. It was 83.80m, I have one more competition left this season, the Asian Games. I will try my best there.”

The Golden Boy will now compete at the Asiad, which is set to commence on September 22, Friday in Hangzhou, China.