Neeraj Chopra ends 2nd, Diamond League finals HIGHLIGHTS: Vadlejch becomes champion with 84.24m attempt

Diamond League finals: Catch the highlights, score and updates from Neeraj Chopra’s men’s javelin throw contest in Eugene.

Updated : Sep 17, 2023 02:00 IST

Neeraj Chopra in action during the World Championships.
Neeraj Chopra in action during the World Championships. | Photo Credit: REUTERS

Neeraj Chopra in action during the World Championships. | Photo Credit: REUTERS

Welcome to Sportstar’s HIGHLIGHTS of Neeraj Chopra in the Diamond League final in Eugene.

  • September 17, 2023 01:56
    That’s all folks

    It was not to be tonight for the Indian hero. But it was a good outing nonetheless for the World champion. He would want to recoup and prepare for the Asian Games now and defend his title in Hangzhou.

    That was all from our side. It was a pleasure bringing you the event. It’s goodbye until the next time.

  • September 17, 2023 01:55

    Jakub Vadlejch has been knocking on the door for quite some time now and the Czech star finally has his crowing moment.

    Sportstar’s Jonathan Selvaraj caught up with him at the World Championships. Surely, now is the time for a nice little replug. *winks*

  • September 17, 2023 01:44
    Final Standings

    1. Jakub Vadlejch - 84.24m

    2. Neeraj Chopra - 83.80m

    3. Oliver Helander - 83.74m

    4. Andrian Mardare - 81.79m

    5. Curtis Thompson - 77.01m

    6. Anderson Peters - 74.71m

  • September 17, 2023 01:42
    Neeraj Chopra ends in second place - Report

    Neeraj Chopra finishes 2nd in Diamond League finals

  • September 17, 2023 01:37
    Neeraj Chopra - All attempts

    1. x

    2. 83.80

    3. 81.37

    4. x

    5. 80.74

    6. 80.90

  • September 17, 2023 01:36
    Jakub Vadlejch - Final attempt

    The Czech thrower signs off in style. He lands the javelin at 84.24m and is the DIAMOND LEAGUE CHAMPION for 2023.

  • September 17, 2023 01:35
    Neeraj Chopra gets 80.90m on final throw

    That’s the end for Neeraj Chopra. He finishes with 80.90 and will end in second place.

  • September 17, 2023 01:34
    Oliver Helander - Final attempt

    Helander ends his contention with 80.98m. He will finish in third place.

    Neeraj is assured of at least a second place. Can he go one better?

  • September 17, 2023 01:33
    Andrian Mardare -Final attempt

    Mardare saves his best for the last. He gets 81.79m, his best effort, but still will end the event in fourth place.

  • September 17, 2023 01:32
    Curtis Thompson - Final attempt

    Thompson with a no throw as well. Has to contend with a fifth place finish. His best for the event was 77.01m.

  • September 17, 2023 01:31
    Anderson Peters - Final attempt

    NO THROW! Anderson Peters ends sixth with a best of 74.71 in his six attempts.

  • September 17, 2023 01:30
    Last round of throws

    The final attempts coming up. Just one chance left for Neeraj Chopra to get past Jakub Vadlejch and defend his crown.

  • September 17, 2023 01:30
    Jakub Vadlejch - 5th attempt

    Vadlejch gets a throw of 82.58m. The Czech remains in first place.

  • September 17, 2023 01:28
    Neeraj Chopra throws 80.74m on fifth try

    Neeraj gets a legal throw but that is nowhere enough to seal him a first place.

  • September 17, 2023 01:26
    Oliver Helander - 5th attempt


    Neeraj Chopra will again end this round of throws in second place.

  • September 17, 2023 01:26
    Andrian Mardare - 5th attempt

    80.28m for the Moldovan next. That’s his second 80+ throw but not enough to lift his position.

  • September 17, 2023 01:24
    Curtis Thompson - 5th attempt

    A no throw for the American. He stays fifth.

  • September 17, 2023 01:23
    Anderson Peters - 5th attempt

    Peters gets 70.65m on the penultimate chance.

  • September 17, 2023 01:22
    Jakub Vadlejch - 4th attempt

    A no throw by the Czech. That’s good news for Chopra. Vadlejch cannot extend his lead in the contest.

  • September 17, 2023 01:21
    Neeraj Chopra - 4th attempt

    Chopra with his second no throw. He will have two throws to get beyond Vadlejch now.

  • September 17, 2023 01:20
    Oliver Helander - 4th attempt

    NO THROW! Helander cannot move past Neeraj Chopra.

  • September 17, 2023 01:19
    Andrian Mardare - 4th attempt

    Mardare gets 78.18m on the fourth try. His best is still 81.47m which is good enough for a fourth place.

  • September 17, 2023 01:17
    Curtis Thompson - 4th attempt

    The American lands the javelin at 76.57m on the fourth throw. He remains fifth for now.

  • September 17, 2023 01:16
    Anderson Peters - 4th attempt

    74.71m for Peters on the fourth attempt. That’s his best effort of the day but not eenough to lift him off the last place.

  • September 17, 2023 01:15
    Chopra chases

    The Indian is in second place, 21 centimetres behind Jakub Vadlejch. He also has Oliver Helander breathing down his neck at 83.74m.

  • September 17, 2023 01:14
    Jakub Vadlejch - 3rd attempt

    A no throw for Vadlejch again. That’s his second straight attempt where he has not registered any distance.

  • September 17, 2023 01:12
    Neeraj Chopra with 81.37m on third attempt

    Neeraj Chopra cannot improve on his third try. Will end the third round in second place.

  • September 17, 2023 01:11
    Oliver Helander - 3rd attempt

    The Finland thrower improves to 83.74m. He is now just six centimetres short of Chopra’s 83.80m.

  • September 17, 2023 01:10
    Anderson Peters - 3rd attempt

    No throw for Peters. He is not having an outing to remember.

  • September 17, 2023 01:10
    Andrian Mardare - 3rd attempt

    Moldova’s Andrian Mardare lands the javelin at 81.47m on the third try. Cannot move him from the fourth place.

  • September 17, 2023 01:08
    Curtis Thompson - 3rd attempt

    The USA thrower with a throw of 73.71 on the third asking. He is in fifth place at the moment.

  • September 17, 2023 01:07
    Podium Places after 2 throws

    1. Vadlejch - 84.01

    2. Chopra - 83.80

    3. Helander - 83.67

  • September 17, 2023 01:05
    Neeraj Chopra gets 83.80m on second attempt

    The Indian is now in second place. He lands the javelin at 83.80m. A much better attempt.

  • September 17, 2023 01:04
    Neeraj up next

    The Indian coming up with his second throw.

  • September 17, 2023 01:04
    Oliver Helander goes 2nd now

    The Finland athlete moves up with a throw of 83.67m. In the podium places.

  • September 17, 2023 01:03
    Anderson Peters improves

    The Grenada athlete betters his first attempt to 73.90. He remains in 5th place.

  • September 17, 2023 01:02
    Mardare still second

    The Moldovan gets 78.05 and he fails to improve on his first throw. But that is still enough to keep his second.

  • September 17, 2023 01:01
    2nd attempts begin

    The second round of throws have started. Thompson from USA improves to 77.01m. He is in the first place.

  • September 17, 2023 01:00
    Vadlejch takes the lead

    The Czech thrower Jakub Vadlejch with a massive 84.01m throw right away. Goes into the lead and by quite some margin.

  • September 17, 2023 00:58
    No throw for Neeraj

    The Indian starts with a cross to his name. NO THROW! Neeraj has five more attempts to get going and clinch the title.

  • September 17, 2023 00:57
    Oliver Helander goes 2nd

    The Finland athlete gets 78.66m on the first throw. Goes second for now.

  • September 17, 2023 00:57
    Anderson Peters to throw now

    The famed Anderson Peters gets 70.83 throw on the first try. Below par by his lofty standards.

  • September 17, 2023 00:56
    Andrian Mardare up next

    The Moldovan gets a distance of 80.22m. Has the provisional lead.

  • September 17, 2023 00:55
    Curtis Thompson makes 1st throw

    USA’s Curtis Thompson starts with an effort of 74.16 metres to get the javelin throw final underway.

  • September 17, 2023 00:49
    Personal Bests of tonight’s entrants

    Curtis Thompson - 87.70

    Andrian Mardare - 86.66

    Anderson Peters - 93.07

    Oliver Helander - 89.83

    Neeraj Chopra - 89.94

    Jakub Vadlejch - 90.88

  • September 17, 2023 00:45
    The time is now

    The final is just five minutes away from its start. Can Neeraj Chopra script another chapter of history tonight?

  • September 17, 2023 00:38
    Men’s 400m Hurdles

    USA’s Rai Benjamin beats Norway’s Karsten Warholm to win the race. He gets to the finish line in 46.39s - a Diamond League record. Warholm took 46.53s while Kyron McMaster finishes third in 47.31s.

  • September 17, 2023 00:30
    High Jump winner

    South Korea’s Woo Sanghyeok wins the high jump title with a best of 2.35m. This jump is a personal best and a national record.

  • September 17, 2023 00:27
    Anderson Peters in 2023 Diamond League

    1. Doha - 85.88m (3rd place)

    2. Lausanne - 82.23m (5th place)

    3. Monaco - 79.70m (4th place)

    4. Zurich - 81.01m (6th place)

  • September 17, 2023 00:15
    Jakub Vadlejch in 2023 Diamond League

    1. Doha - 88.63m (2nd place)

    2. Lausanne - 86.13m (3rd place)

    3. Monaco - 85.95m (1st place)

    4. Zurich - 85.86m (1st place)

  • September 17, 2023 00:10
    We have our first winner tonight

    Japan’s Haruka Kitaguchi wins the Women’s Javelin Throw title. She got a best of 63.78m in Eugene to clinch the crown.

  • September 16, 2023 23:59
    In action right now

    The men’s triple jump and high jump are underway in Hayward Field. Italy’s Andy Diaz Hernandez leads the triple jump with a best of 17.43m while the USA’s JuVaughn Harrison is ahead at 2.33m in high jump.

  • September 16, 2023 23:52
    Neeraj Chopra in 2022 Diamond League final

    Chopra landed the javelin 88.44m in the 2022 final to become the first Indian to win the Diamond League title. Czech Republic’s Jakub Vadlejch stood second with a best of 86.94m while Julian Weber came third in 83.73m.

  • September 16, 2023 23:41
    Neeraj Chopra in Diamond League 2023

    Doha Diamond League - 88.67m (1st place)

    Lausanne Diamond League - 87.66m (1st place)

    Zurich Diamond League - 85.71m (2nd place)

  • September 16, 2023 23:28
    Diamond League - Javelin Throw standings

    1. Jakub Vadlejch - 29 points

    2. Julian Weber - 25 points

    3. Neeraj Chopra - 23 points

    4. Anderson Peters - 18 points

    5. Keshorn Walcott - 11 points

    6. Oliver Helander - 10 points

  • September 16, 2023 23:20
    Entry list

    Neeraj Chopra (INDIA)

    Oliver Helander (FINLAND)

    Andrian Mardare (MOLDOVA)

    Anderson Peters (GRENADA)

    Curtis Thompson (USA)

    Jakub Vadlejch (CZECH REPUBLIC)

  • September 16, 2023 23:13

    Hello to one and all. Neeraj Chopra will take the Hayward Field in Eugene to add to his illustrous list of achievements. He has the World crown, and tonight he will contest to defend his Diamond League crown. Up against him are Jakub Vadlejch and Anderson Peters who will have their eyes on getting the title.

  • September 16, 2023 22:38

    When does Neeraj Chopra’s Diamond League Final start in Eugene?

    Neeraj Chopra’s Diamond League Final will start at 12:50 AM IST on September 17, 2023.

    Where to watch Neeraj Chopra’s Diamond League Final on TV in India?

    Neeraj Chopra’s Diamond League Final will be available on the Viacom18 network.

    Where to live stream Neeraj Chopra’s Diamond League Final in India?

    The live streaming of Neeraj Chopra’s Diamond League Final will be available on JioCinema.

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