Stockholm Diamond League, Men's Javelin Throw Highlights: Neeraj finishes second despite bettering own National Record with 89.94m throw

Stockholm Diamond League 2022: Catch the highlights of men's javelin throw where Neeraj Chopra registered a new National Record.

Updated : Jul 02, 2022 22:27 IST , Stockholm

FILE PHOTO: Neeraj Chopra reacts during the final of the men's javelin throw event at the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo.
FILE PHOTO: Neeraj Chopra reacts during the final of the men's javelin throw event at the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo.

FILE PHOTO: Neeraj Chopra reacts during the final of the men's javelin throw event at the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo.

Welcome to the highlights of the men's javelin throw event at Stockholm Diamond League where Neeraj Chopra was in action. This was Santadeep Dey , bringing you all the action as it unfolded at BAUHAUS-galan .



- Weber doesn't get a clean release. 80.00. He knows it straightaway but he has a wry smile pasted on his lips. Peters is the champion. Neeraj finishes second. Weber third.

- Neeraj doesn't look happy with the release. 86.84m. That will keep him on his toes ahead of the World Championships.

Peters to go first. The athletes will be throwing in the order of how they were placed in the qualification. White flag... it is a good throw but it doesn't better his 90m effort. 87.36m it is.

- Stay tuned! The sixth and final round starts shortly after 100m men. Peters, Neeraj, and Weber to compete.

- Peters skips the fifth round of throws. Neeraj gets 86.67. Tokyo 2020 silver medallist Jakub fouls again. Helander skips. 89.08 for Weber as he jumps to the third spot!

- Peters' fourth throw: 85.03m. Neeraj throws 84.77m. The leaderboard stays unchanged.

- Neeraj gets 87.46m in his third attempt. Peters makes the 90m club yet again with a monstrous 90.31m throw! Betters the MR set by Neeraj a few minutes ago. Weber gets 84.48m as Helander and Jakub foul.

- Neeraj's second throw goes for 84.37m, bettered by Peters' 84.49m and Jakub's 85.60m. Oliver Helander, Julian Weber, Vitezlav Vesely and Amb foul.

- At the end of the first round of throws, the top three are 1. Neeraj , 2. Jakub Vadlejch (88.59m) and 3. Anderson Peters (86.39m). Kim Amb's throw of 82.86m is his Season Best.

- Neeraj Chopra betters his own National Record with an opening throw of 89.94m!!! It is not only his Personal Best but also a Meet Record. The MR was earlier held by Norwegian Andreas Thorkildsen - 89.78m (July 25, 2006).


Buoyed by a strong start to the season, Olympic champion javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra is primed to clinch his maiden Diamond League podium finish in his first appearance in four years in the prestigious one-day meet on Thursday.

The 24-year-old Chopra was second in the Paavo Nurmi Games in Turku with a big national record throw of 89.30m before winning his event at Kuortane Games with a creditable 86.60m effort under treacherous conditions.

Both the events in Finland had strong fields, though the Turku line-up had more stars than Kuortane, where Chopra slipped after an awkward release of his spear in his third attempt under slippery conditions due to rains. Luckily, he was up on his feet immediately and won the event without any injury.

"We started training in December, so it was a bit late. I needed to get fit again as my weight had also increased after the Tokyo Games," Chopra said during a pre-event press conference.

"I had gained 13kg-14kg, so the plan was to get fit again and hence we started the season a bit late.

"Our main target this year are the World Championship and Commonwealth Games as the Asian Games has been postponed," he added.

This will be Chopra's first competition in a Diamond League meet after his fourth-place finish in Zurich in August 2018 with an effort of 85.73m. He has taken part in seven Diamond League meets -- three in 2017 and four in 2018 -- but is yet to win a title. He had two fourth-place finishes, the other one being in Doha in May 2018, where he had thrown 87.43m.


The prestigious one-day meet at the Swedish capital will be Chopra's biggest event ahead of the World Championships in Eugene, USA, next month. He will also be facing the toughest field of the season so far with all the three Tokyo Olympics medallists in fray.

Germany's Johannes Vetter, who has the maximum number of 90-plus throws among the active throwers, continues to be in the sidelines. He is not fully fit and also did not take part in the German nationals.

After winning gold at Kuortane where he was earlier based, Chopra has shifted to Uppsala, less than 100km from Stockholm, and will be not be taking part in any event after the Diamond League and before the July 15-24 World Championships. The Indian superstar has beaten reigning world champion Anderson Peters of Grenada twice this month. Peters has seen a dip in form after winning the Doha Diamond League meet with a season-leading throw of 93.07m.

After that, he had thrown 86.60m at Paavo Nurmi Games for a third place and 84.75m in Kuortane Games for another third position.

Peters' fitness could also be a concern as he did not complete all his throws in an event at Orimattila in Finland last week, recording a best throw of 71.94m.


Olympic silver medallist Jakub Vadlejch of Czech Republic and compatriot Tokyo Games bronze winner Vitezslav Vesely will also be in action. This will be the first time all the Tokyo Olympics medal winners will be in action together this season.

Vadlejch, who was sixth at Paavo Nurmi Games with a best throw of 83.91m, returns after skipping the Kuortane Games.

The same is the case for Germany's Julian Weber, who returns after finishing fifth at Paavo Nurmi Games with 84.02m.

Finland's Oliver Helander, who surprisingly won gold at the Paavo Nurmi Games with a big throw of 89.83m, will also be seen in action after skipping the Kuortane Games.

Another Indian, Murali Sreeshankar was to compete in the meet in long jump, an event which is not included in the Diamond League programme. It is listed as an additional event. But he will not be able to make it to the Swedish capital as his passport is held up at the US Embassy in New Delhi for visa processing for next month's World Championships.

He was to compete with Tokyo Olympics gold medallist Tentoglou Miltiadis of Greece and World Indoor Championships silver winner Thobias Montler.

- Press Trust of India



Neeraj Chopra’s javelin throw event at Stockholm Diamond League 2022 will start at 10.50 PM IST. The broadcast will be available live on Sports18 1 SD and HD channels from 11:30PM IST. It can also be live streamed on Voot .

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