‘Man with a golden arm’ – Twitter goes berserk as Neeraj Chopra win Gold in the Diamond League

Neeraj Chopra won an Olympic medal for India recently.
Neeraj Chopra
Neeraj Chopra- Source (Twitter)

Javelin thrower and Olympic gold medalist Neeraj Chopra created history yet again by becoming the first Indian to win the prestigious Diamond League Finals title. Chopra started with a foul but rocketed to the top spot with a record throw of 88.44m which was his fourth career best. The throw came in his second attempt, and that turned out to be a game-changing effort. He had 88.00m, 86.11m, 87.00m, and 83.60m in his next four throws.

Olympic silver medalist Jakub Vadlejch of the Czech Republic finished second with a best throw of 86.94m which he registered in his fourth attempt. Julian Weber of Germany was third with a best of 83.73m. Neeraj Chopra has managed to cross the glass ceiling yet again and rewrite the history books in the sport of Javelin throw. This gold medal win shows his desire to keep performing and consistently improving.

The Diamond League encompasses 32 Diamond Disciplines, following a championship-style model. Athletes earn points at the 13-series meet to qualify for the final of their respective disciplines.

The 24-year-old Neeraj Chopra is now an Olympic champion, World Championships silver medalist, and Diamond League champion. All this was achieved in a very quick period of 13 months. He won the Olympic gold on August 7 last year in Tokyo.

The ace javelin thrower recorded the 88m-plus throw six times this season which showed his consistency. He holds the national record of 89.94m, which he achieved this season. Chopra also ended his international season with a record-breaking performance. The Diamond League Finals can be considered the most prestigious competition in the sport of javelin throw if the Olympics and World Championships are kept aside.

It was Chopraโ€™s third time when he played in the Diamond League Finals. He had finished seventh and fourth respectively in 2017 and 2018. Chopra was also awarded a Diamond Trophy, USD 30,000 prize money, and a wild card for the 2023 World Athletics Championships in Budapest, Hungary.

Twitter was abuzz, let us take a look at the reactions

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