Neeraj Chopra breaks his own national record with a javelin throw of 89.30 meters in the Paavo Nurmi Games 2022.

Safalta Expert Published by: Aryan Rana Updated Wed, 15 Jun 2022 07:04 PM IST

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Neeraj Chopra sets a new national record with a career-best throw of 89.30 meters. Chopra won a silver medal at the Paavo Nurmi Games 2022 in Finland. He won his first international competition following the Tokyo Olympics 2022.

With a career-best throw of 89.30 meters at the Paavo Nurmi Games 2022 in Finland, Neeraj Chopra set a new national world record. In the tournament, he won a silver medal. On June 14, 2022, the 24-year-old made history by winning his first international competition following the Tokyo Olympics 2022.

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Oliver Helander, 25, of Finland, won the gold medal in the Pavo Nurmi Games 2022 with his second throw of 89.83 meters. The 10-athlete men's javelin throw competition was held in Turku, Finland, and featured reigning world champion Anderson Peters of Grenada and 2020 Tokyo Olympics Silver Medalist Jakub Vadlejch of the Czech Republic. If you are preparing for competitive exams and looking for expert guidance, you can download our General Knowledge Free Ebook Download Now.

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At the Paavo Nurmi Games 2022, Neeraj Chopra breaks his national record.

At the Paavo Nurmi Games 2022, the Olympic Gold Medalist could not have wished for a better start to return to competitive action for the first time since the Tokyo Olympics, as he achieved a new National Record and personal best of 89.30 m.

In March 2021, Neeraj Chopra beat his own National Record with 88.07m. It was also the world's fifth-best throw of the season so far.

How did Neeraj Chopra set a new national record at the Paavo Nurmi Games 2022?

After the Tokyo Olympics, Neeraj Chopra had set his eyes on breaking the 90-meter barrier. The 25-year-old began the continental Tour event, which was also his first competitive tournament since the Tokyo Olympics, where he blew away the competition to earn Gold with a throw of 86.92 meters.

In his second throw, Neeraj Chopra set a new national record. He completed three valid tries at an event in Finland, finishing with a throw of 85.85 meters.

Neeraj Chopra came in second place behind Oliver Helander of Finland, who won the event with a best throw of 89.83 meters.

Paavo Nurmi Games 2022

Outside of the Diamond League, the Paavo Nurmi Games 2022, a gold event on the World Athletics Continental Tour, is one of the most important tracks and field tournaments.

Neeraj Chopra will compete next in the Kuortane Games in Finland before heading to the Diamond League's Stockholm leg on June 30. Chopra will next head to the Athletic World Championships from July 15 to 24 in Oregan before the Commonwealth Games starting on July 28.

Facts to remember

Neeraj Chopra set a new national world record with a career-best throw of 89.30 meters at the Paavo Nurmi Games 2022 in Finland.

Oliver Helander of Finland won the gold medal in the Pavo Nurmi Games 2022 with his second throw of 89.83 meters.

The Paavo Nurmi Games 2022 is a gold event on the World Athletics Continental Tour and is one of the most important tracks and field tournaments.

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