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Neeraj Chopra clinches gold at Sotteville Athletics Meet

Neeraj holds the world junior record in javelin throw with a staggering 86.48m attempt.

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Last Updated: Jul 18, 2018, 11.51 AM IST
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The 20-year-old eased past other competitors with a 3.69m lead from his closest competition.
Star javelin-thrower, Neeraj Chopra, takes his carrer gold medal tally to five as he grabbed the top podium spot at the Sotteville Athletics meet in France . Chopra, clinched the gold medal after his fifth attempt was measured at 85.17m.

The 20-year-old eased past other competitors with a 3.69m lead from his closest competition.

Moldova's Andrian Mardare (81.48m) and Lithuania's Edis Matusevicius (79.31m) secured the second and third spots respectively.

2012 Olympic champion Keshor Walcott ended up on the fifth spot with a disappointing best of 78.26m.


Chopra who won a gold at the Commonwealth Games earlier this year in Australia, breaking the national record with a 87.43m effort, becoming the first Indian to win a CWG gold in javelin throw. He also holds the world junior record in javelin throw with a staggering 86.48m attempt.
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