Paavo Nurmi Games 2022: Neeraj Chopra Sets New National Record With 89.30 Metre Javelin Throw

Paavo Nurmi Games 2022: India’s ace javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra set a new national record at Paavo Nurmi Games 2022 in Finland.

Key Points:

  • The 24-year-old scripted history on June 14, 2022, with his career’s best throw of 89.30 meters.
  • He bagged a silver medal in the tournament.
  • His earlier national record was 88.07m which he had set in Patiala in March 2021.
  • This was his first International tournament after Tokyo Olympics 2022.
  • He had won the Tokyo Olympics gold with a throw of 87.58m on August 7, 2021.
  • Chopra is India’s first-ever Olympic gold medallist in athletics and only the second individual gold medallist at Olympics.
  • Finland’s 25-year-old Oliver Helander won the gold medal with his second throw of 89.83 meters.

Paavo Nurmi Games 2022:

  • The Paavo Nurmi Games 2022 is a gold event in the World Athletics Continental Tour.
  • It is one of the biggest track and field tournaments outside the Diamond League.