India’s ‘Golden Boy’ Neeraj Chopra continued his dominance in the Diamond League as he clinched the Lausanne title for the second consecutive time. Neeraj, who came after missing two Diamond League events due to an injury, clinched the title with a throw of 87.66m on Friday night.
The Indian javelin thrower however eluded the 90m mark but secured a win in Lausanne with his best throw coming in the fifth round. Talking more on his performance at the Lausanne Diamond League, the 25-year-old started with a foul, followed by a 83.52m and 85.04m throws in his second and third attempt respectively. He then went for another foul, before coming up with his best of the day, that is the 87.66m throw. He finished the event registering 84.15m in his sixth and final attempt.
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Julian Weber of Germany secured the second place with a throw of 87.03m, while Czech Republic’s Jakub Vadlejch stood third with 86.13m effort.
It is to be noted that Neeraj Chopra returned after a month’s injury layoff. The Indian athlete had sustained a muscle strain while practicing last month in May. His first win came at the Doha Diamond League earlier this year.
Talking about his compatriot Murali Sreeshankar, the Indian long jumper failed to make headlines as he finished fifth with his best attempt of 7.88m in the long jump event in Lausanne.