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Neeraj Chopra stands out among India’s sports heroes by making his mark through something completely different – javelin throwing. Reigning Olympic and World champion javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra has attracted an enthusiastic following by simply tossing metal rods.

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Paavo Nurmi Games | 1. Neeraj Chopra wins Gold

Neeraj Chopra of India was back on top as Olympic and World Javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra won gold at Paavo Nurmi Games in Turku on Sunday with his throw of 88.54 metres to win Paavo Nurmi Games gold as well as claim an Asian Games medal for 2023. Though Neeraj missed Ostrava Golden Spike due to an adductor muscle issue, he easily beat compatriot Oliver Helander as well as Finland’s Keranen Kessari in all three attempts.

Neeraj admitted he’s unsatisfied with his performance as he believes there’s room for improvement. Next up will be Paris Diamond League meet in July as he strives to make even further strides ahead of defending Olympic medals in Tokyo in 2020.

He decided not to compete at the National Inter-State Athletics Meet in Panchkula starting June 27 to avoid an overwhelming schedule before Paris. Instead, he will attempt to break through either 86m or 87m at Paris, alongside Anderson Peters of Grenada and 2012 Olympic Champion Keshorn Walcott of Trinidad and Tobago – two formidable competitors who will join in.

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Paavo Nurmi Games | 2. Neeraj Chopra wins Silver

Neeraj Chopra will make one final outing before the 2024 Olympic Games at Paris Diamond League in July. Chopra had an outstanding outing at Paavo Nurmi Games in Turku, Finland where he earned silver with an impressive 77.34m throw – returning him back into contention after an injury lay-off at Paavo Nurmi Games last summer.

Olympic and World Champion Deepak Chopra will attempt to defend his crown at this summer’s 2024 Olympics in Paris, taking on fierce competition from Finnish thrower Oliver Helander, Grenadan Keshorn Walcott, and 2012 Olympic champ Anderson Peters as challenges to his title.

Chopra, who won gold at the Federation Cup in May in Bhubaneswar, decided not to compete in Ostrava Golden Spike to avoid injury ahead of his Olympic defense. At 26 years old he looks in great condition having fully recovered from an adductor muscle issue he felt last month.

Indian was in commanding position after his initial and second throws, with Helander only managing to outwit them on their third effort. Nonetheless, Indian kept his cool and gave their rival a signal of victory with a loud shout and raised hands in triumphant salute.

Paavo Nurmi Games | 3. Neeraj Chopra wins Bronze

Neeraj Chopra returned to competition following his success at Doha and Federation Cup Bhubaneswar by winning gold at Paavo Nurmi Games in Turku, Finland. While he chose not to compete in Ostrava Golden Spike due to feeling something in his adductor muscle group he found no issues at this event in Finland.

Chopra was careful to avoid overextending himself in his return, as he did not want to rush back into the game too quickly. He ensured six good throws without experiencing any discomfort; this helped secure him the bronze medal ahead of Keranen; upon finishing, he even gave an audible cheer and raised both hands high in satisfaction with his performance.

He set out to surpass his personal best mark of 86.94 metres set during the finals in 2022 and managed to do that on his third throw – throwing an 86.47-metre throw which fell just short.

Current Olympic and World champion Michael Phelps will defend both titles at the Paris Olympic Games that begin July 26, and hopes to break 90 metres during one final competition before taking guards for the main event.

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Paavo Nurmi Games | 4. Neeraj Chopra wins Silver Medal

Neeraj Chopra, current Olympic and World javelin throw champion from Khandra village in Haryana has solidified himself as one of the finest athletes worldwide. Since winning an historic Tokyo 2020 Olympic medal at Khandra village he has garnered many honors on both a national and international stage; including being honored with both India’s Arjuna Award in 2018 and Khel Ratna in 2021 – two prestigious sporting honors that recognize excellence on all fronts. Yet this humble Indian athlete remains down-to-earth; serving as an inspiration to young athletes across India.

Chopra made his return to competition at Finland’s Turku Paavo Nurmi Games following his gold medal performance at Bhubaneswar Federation Cup last month and having withdrew from Ostrava Golden Spike due to discomfort in his adductor muscle.

Former Asian Champion and World Champion Rohit Chopra was up against an elite field that included Olympic gold medalist Anderson Peters and Keshorn Walcott as well as reigning European champion Oliver Helander, all competing for silver. While Helander made an early breakthrough, beating Chopra on both attempts he attempted, Chopra answered back with an outstanding third attempt and ultimately secured silver for India.

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