Neeraj Chopra wins Lausanne Diamond League title
Olympic champion and javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra scripted history as he became the first Indian to clinch a Diamond League Meeting title by winning the Lausanne league.
In his first attempt, he hurled the spear 89.08m to seal his victory in his own style.
Last month, Neeraj Chopra, a 24-year-old Indian athlete, pulled out of the Birmingham Commonwealth Games due to a minor injury he had suffered while winning silver during the World Championships last month. He rested and made a historic comeback after a month.
His 89.08m throw was his third career-best effort, followed by a second throw measuring 85.18m. However, his fourth throw was a foul and he again passed his fifth attempt before coming up with 80.04m in the sixth and last round. And the youngster from Haryana turned out to be the first Indian to win a Diamond League crown.