Chopra won the gold in her first attempt with a javelin throw of 86.69m, matching second- and third-placed 2012 Olympic champion Keshorn Walcott of Trinidad and Tobago (86.64m) and world champion Anderson Peters (84.75m) of Grenada. Took only three attempts.
Chopra wrote in her Instagram post, ‘The conditions were difficult due to the weather, but happy with my first win of the season here at Cuortaine. I am feeling well and ready to start my Diamond League season on 30 June in the Bauhausgalan (Stockholm Diamond League).
Chopra had earlier won silver with an effort of 89.30m at the Pavo Nurmi Games in Turku, Finland. His throw at Cuortaine was less than that but winning the gold would certainly have boosted his morale. The Athletics Federation of India (AFI) also said that Chopra is completely fit.
AFI tweeted, ‘News from Courtenay: Neeraj Chopra is fit despite falling due to slip in third attempt. nothing to worry about. Congrats Neeraj Chopra for another great performance. More than 10 months after winning the gold medal at the Tokyo Olympic Games, Chopra made a spectacular comeback with a silver medal at the Pawo Nurmi Games.