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Neeraj Chopra: Neeraj Chopra confident of throwing 90m javelin this year, said this

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Olympic champion Neeraj Chopra won a national record-breaking silver medal in the coveted Diamond League, missing the javelin from quite close to 90 meters but is confident of achieving the target this year. Neeraj managed to break into the Diamond League top three for the first time.

The 24-year-old threw the javelin 89.94 meters in his first attempt, missing out on 90 meters by just six centimeters. During this he improved his national record of 89.30m which he achieved by finishing second on 14 June at the Pavo Nurmi Games in Turku, Finland.

Neeraj’s other throws were 84.37m, 87.46m, 84.77m, 86.67m and 86.84m. World champion Anderson Peters of Granada won the gold with a distance of 90.31 metres. He achieved this distance in the third attempt.

Chopra said, ‘The first throw was very good, I feel good. It was not like that had to be done in the first throw itself. Was very close to 90 meters, and looked like I would do it, but it feels good if I did my best. I am close to 90 meters now and this year I may do that. ,

Chopra had finished fourth in the Diamond League meet in Zurich in August 2018. He was playing in the Diamond League for the first time in four years. He has participated in the Diamond League Meet seven times (three times in 2017 and four times in 2018). Chopra said, ‘There was competition but I am happy that all my throws were very good. I am happy with my performance. I am playing after a long time and will try to give my best in the next competition. ,

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No pressure on world championships
Chopra is eyeing her best performance at the World Championships to be held in Eugene, USA from July 15 to 24. India has only one medal at the World Championships, which was won by long jump great Anju Bobby George with a bronze medal in 2003, so will that put pressure on her?

To this he said, ‘No, there is only one medal in the World Championships, there is no pressure. Will just try my best. Well, you will know only by going to Oregon. Every competition, every day is different. Only when I start playing in Oregon will I know if I feel the pressure of an Olympic champion. ,

Chopra said, ‘Well, I play without pressure. I train hard and try to give my 100 per cent in the competition. The star athlete from Haryana said that he will not change his training for the World Championships. “My next competition is the World Championships in Oregon,” he said. It’s not very far, so I won’t make any changes in training. But I will continue to improve my training.

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Olympic champion Neeraj Chopra won a national record-breaking silver medal in the coveted Diamond League, missing the javelin from quite close to 90 meters but is confident of achieving the target this year. Neeraj managed to break into the Diamond League top three for the first time.

The 24-year-old threw the javelin 89.94 meters in his first attempt, missing out on 90 meters by just six centimeters. During this he improved his national record of 89.30m which he achieved by finishing second on 14 June at the Pavo Nurmi Games in Turku, Finland.

Neeraj’s other throws were 84.37m, 87.46m, 84.77m, 86.67m and 86.84m. World champion Anderson Peters of Granada won the gold with a distance of 90.31 metres. He achieved this distance in the third attempt.

Chopra said, ‘The first throw was very good, I feel good. It was not like that had to be done in the first throw itself. Was very close to 90 meters, and looked like I would do it, but it feels good if I did my best. I am close to 90 meters now and this year I may do that. ,

Chopra had finished fourth in the Diamond League meet in Zurich in August 2018. He was playing in the Diamond League for the first time in four years. He has participated in the Diamond League Meet seven times (three times in 2017 and four times in 2018). Chopra said, ‘There was competition but I am happy that all my throws were very good. I am happy with my performance. I am playing after a long time and will try to give my best in the next competition. ,

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No pressure on world championships

Chopra is eyeing her best performance at the World Championships to be held in Eugene, USA from July 15 to 24. India has only one medal at the World Championships, which was won by long jump great Anju Bobby George with a bronze medal in 2003, so will that put pressure on her?

To this he said, ‘No, there is only one medal in the World Championships, there is no pressure. Will just try my best. Well, you will know only by going to Oregon. Every competition, every day is different. Only when I start playing in Oregon will I know if I feel the pressure of an Olympic champion. ,

Chopra said, ‘Well, I play without pressure. I train hard and try to give my 100 per cent in the competition. The star athlete from Haryana said that he will not change his training for the World Championships. “My next competition is the World Championships in Oregon,” he said. It’s not very far, so I won’t make any changes in training. But I will continue to improve my training.

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