Neeraj Chopra wins Diamond League Trophy


Neeraj Chopra added yet another feather to his cap as he became 1st Indian to win the Diamond League Final in Zurich on Thursday. 





The expert javelin thrower recorded a throw of 88.44 metres on his second attempt, which was sufficient for him to win the competition.

In his second effort, Neeraj recorded a throw of 88.44 metres. He then backed that up with throws of 88 metres in his third attempt and 86.11 metres in his fourth attempt. While his final try was 83.6m, Neeraj's fifth attempt was 87m.

Chopra had earlier won the Lausanne leg of the Diamond League series to mark his amazing comeback from a one-month injury layoff and earn a spot in the two-day finals.

He accomplished a first by winning a Diamond League meet championship. Due to a slight groyne injury he had had during his silver-winning performance at the World Championships in the USA in July, he had to skip the Birmingham Commonwealth Games (July 28 to August 8).


After making a successful comeback, the 24-year-old Indian superstar threw the spear to 89.08 metres in his maiden attempt to clinch the victory in Lausanne on July 26. He accomplished his third career-best performance, making it appear as though the injury had never occurred.


The Diamond League, which is structured like a championship, consists of 32 Diamond Disciplines. At the 13-series event, competitors collect points to advance to the final of their respective disciplines. The "Diamond League Champion" will be determined by who wins each Diamond Discipline at the Final.