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Lausanne Diamond League: Neeraj Chopra returns from injury eyes 90m mark


Lausanne Diamond League: India’s history maker Neeraj Chopra will return to action this weekend in the Lausanne Diamond League. A gold medallist…

Lausanne Diamond League: India’s history maker Neeraj Chopra will return to action this weekend in the Lausanne Diamond League. A gold medallist at the Tokyo Olympics, Chopra had to miss out on the Commonwealth Games due to injury denying him the chance to add to his honours. The 24-year-old will hope to shun that disappointment away when he enters the field in Switzerland. Follow Neeraj Chopra at Diamond League LIVE at Insidesport.IN

Also Read: Lausanne Diamond League: Neeraj Chopra confirms about his participation in Diamond League, says ‘feeling strong and ready for Friday, see you in Lausanne’

Lausanne Diamond League: India’s Golden arm Neeraj Chopra returns from injury after CWG heartbreak, eyes 90m mark in Lausanne – Follow LIVE Updates

Neeraj Chopra was ruled out of the Commonwealth Games earlier this month due to an injury suffered in the World Athletics Championships in Oregon. The 24-year-old was diagnosed with a “minor” groin strain and advised a month’s rest after winning a historic silver.

He was named as one of the participants for the Lausanne Diamond League meet, and an official confirmation of his return soon followed. Chopra posted a photo with a smile one his face. He captioned it ‘Feeling strong and ready for Friday. Thanks for the support, everyone. See you in Lausanne’

Chopra was in great form before his injury, marking his personal best of 89.94m in Oregon. The throw was significantly further than what won him the Tokyo Olympics medal, but not enough to seal the gold at the Worlds. The 24-year-old now full fit will once again aim to breach the 90m mark and finish on the podium.

Lausanne Diamond League: India's Golden arm Neeraj Chopra returns from injury after CWG heartbreak, eyes 90m mark in Lausanne - Follow LIVE Updates

The Indian athlete will however face stiff competition with the likes of Jakub Vadlejch, Curtis Thompson and Keshorn Walcott. Chopra nonetheless has the second-best throw this season among the eight participants and will fancy his chances to bag a medal. Incidentally, Vadlejch won the silver medal in Tokyo Olympics but bettered it with gold at the World Athletics Championship.

Lausanne Diamond League 22: Men’s Javelin Throw start list

Player Season Best Personal Best
ČAKŠS, Gatis 83.66 87.57
CHOPRA, Neeraj 89.94 89.94
ETELÄTALO, Lassi 86.44 86.44
GAILUMS, Patriks 83.65 83.65
KERÄNEN, Toni 82.89 82.89
THOMPSON, Curtis 87.7 87.7
VADLEJCH, Jakub 90.88 90.88
WALCOTT, Keshorn 89.07 90.16

Lausanne Diamond League: India’s Golden arm Neeraj Chopra returns from injury after CWG heartbreak, eyes 90m mark in Lausanne – Follow LIVE Updates

When is the Lausanne Diamond League scheduled?

It is scheduled for August 26

What time is the men’s javelin throw?

The event is scheduled for 11 pm IST start

How many competitors are there?

There are eight throwers, who will compete in the big event

Among the eight who has the best throw this season?

Jakub Vadlejch has a season, also his personal, best of 90.88

How can the event be watched LIVE?

It will be broadcast on Sports 18 and live streamed on Voot.

Lausanne Diamond League: India’s Golden arm Neeraj Chopra returns from injury after CWG heartbreak, eyes 90m mark in Lausanne – Follow LIVE Updates





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