Javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra bags gold at Sotteville Athletics meet


Sotteville, July 18: India’s star javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra won a gold medal in Sottevile Athletics meet on Tuesday.
The 20-year-old covered a distance of 85.17 meters to finish on top of the podium.
Earlier, the Commonwealth Games gold-medalist had given a dazzling performance and finished fourth in the first edition of the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) Diamond League 2018 in Doha breaking the national record with a throw of 87.43 meters.
However, he failed to conjure up the magic in the subsequent edition, which was held in the USA and finished at the sixth spot in the tournament.
In the recently-concluded Rabat Diamond League, Chopra had finished fifth with an effort of 83.32 meters. The gold at Sottevile Athletics meet will surely give a boost to Chopra for the challenge in 2018 Asian Games as he is the top medal prospect from Indian athletics team. (ANI)00