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Newly-crowned world champion Neeraj Chopra finishes second in men’s javelin event in Zurich Diamond League

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Newly-crowned world champion Neeraj Chopra finished second with a final round throw of 85.71 m in the men’s javelin event of the Diamond League Meeting at Zurich yesterday.

The 25-year-old Chopra, also the reigning Olympic champion, produced three legal throws of 80.79m, 85.22m and 85.71m. He finished behind Jakub Vadlejch of Czech Republic, who had won a bronze in the World Championships.

The Indian superstar, who was unbeaten this season till yesterday, qualified for the Diamond League finals to be held on the 17th September in Eugene, USA, with 23 points from three meets. He had won the Diamond League trophy last year.

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