Neeraj Chopra wins gold at Sotteville Athletics Meet

India’s top javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra clinched a gold medal at the Sotteville Athletics Meet in France on Tuesday.

Neeraj Chopra grabbed the top spot with an 85.17m throw.   -  Getty Images

India’s top javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra clinched a gold medal at the Sotteville Athletics Meet in France on Tuesday.

The youngster grabbed the top spot with an 85.17m throw. Moldova’s Andrian Mardare bagged the silver medal after he covered a distance of 81.48m. The bronze medal went to Lithuania’s Edis Matusevicius, whose best throw of the night was 79.31m.

However, Chopra’s best throw was bit lesser as compared to his performance at the Commonwealth Games, where he cleared a distance of 86.47m.

The top athlete has been training in Finland. He had finished fourth in the first Diamond League in Doha, with a personal best throw of 87.43m but hasn’t been able to conjure similar magic ever since.

Last week, he finished fifth at the Rabat Diamond League with a best throw of 83.32m.