MEN’S JAVELIN THROW PREVIEW-
Olympic champion Neeraj Chopra will be competing for a podium finish at the Zurich Diamond League Grand Final 2022, which takes place on September 7-8, 2022.
After finishing first at the Lausanne Diamond League meet in August, Neeraj scripted history by becoming the first Indian to win a leg of the Diamond League.
The Lausanne win and the second-place finish at the Stockholm leg, helped the Indian javelin thrower to qualify for the Grand Final in Zurich. He is the only Indian athlete to qualify for this year’s grand finale.
If he wins this title, Neeraj will become the first Indian to win a Diamond League Grand Final title.
Among the participants in the finals, Neeraj has the second-best throw of the season at 89.94 with Czech Republic’s Jakub Vadlejch, the 2016 Diamond League champion having the best throw of 90.88m this season. Vadlejch had won the silver medal at Tokyo 2020, finishing behind Neeraj Chopra.
Germany’s Julian Weber, the reigning European champion, will also provide stiff competition .World champion Anderson Peters of Grenada, who also qualified for the event will not make it as he is recovering from an injury sustained during an attack after the Commonwealth Games 2022.
When is the Diamond League Grand Final in Zurich scheduled to take place?
The Diamond League Grand Final in Zurich will be spread across two days - Wednesday, September 7 and Thursday, September 8.
When is Neeraj Chopra’s javelin throw event scheduled to get underway?
The men’s javelin throw take place on September 8 at 11:50 PM IST.
Where and how to watch the live telecast and live streaming of the Diamond League Grand Final on TV and online respectively in India?
The Diamond League Grand Final in Zurich will be broadcast on Sports 18-1 SD. It is available for streaming on the Voot app (subscription required).