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Neeraj Chopra gets silver medal in Doha Diamond League

By Ravi - May 11, 2024 - Last updated on May 11, 2024 01:44 PM
Neeraj Chopra gets silver medal in Doha Diamond League

Neeraj Chopra gets silver medal in Doha Diamond League

Neeraj Chopra has won the silver medal in Doha Diamond League. He threw a best throw of 88.36 meters after 6 rounds, which came in his last attempt. Jakub Vadlech of Czech Republic stood first, he threw the best throw of 88.38 meters in the third attempt. Doha Diamond League took place at the Sports Club of Qatar, Neeraj started his season from Doha itself. He won the gold medal in Doha last season. India's other javelin thrower Kishore Jena finished 9th among 10 athletes. He threw a best throw of 76.31 meters in his third attempt.

Neeraj first throw was a foul

Neeraj Chopra's first throw was a foul. He threw a long throw of 84.93 meters in the second attempt, 86.24 meters in the third attempt, 86.18 meters in the fourth attempt, 82.28 meters in the fifth attempt and 88.36 meters in the last attempt. The fifth and sixth attempts of Jacob, who won the gold medal, were fouls. He threw a long throw of 85.87 meters in the first attempt, 86.93 meters in the second attempt, 88.38 meters in the third attempt and 84.04 meters in the fourth attempt. In the third attempt, he threw an excellent throw, which proved to be better than Neeraj's best throw.

First Indian athlete to win medal in Olympics

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Neeraj became the first Indian athlete to win gold simultaneously at both the Olympics and World Championships. He won the gold medal at the Tokyo Olympics in 2021. India has been participating in the Olympics since 1900, but before Neeraj, no Indian had won a medal of any color, leave alone gold, in track and field events. Before Neeraj, Milkha Singh and PT Usha's fourth-place finish in individual Olympics was India's best performance.

What is Diamond League

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The Damang League is a tournament in athletics (track and field), consisting of 16 athletics events (men's and women's). It is organized every year in different cities of the world.

The Diamond League Athletics Series is held annually from May to September and concludes the season with the Diamond League Finals. Usually the number of competitions in a Diamond League season is 14, including the final, but sometimes this number changes.

In each event, the top 8 players get points, the first player gets 8 points and the 8th player gets one point. After 13 events, all players' points are tallied. The top-10 ranked players get a place in the Diamond League finals. In this, the winning player gets the Diamond League winner's trophy and cash prize.

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