Diamond League 2022 Final Highlights: Neeraj Chopra becomes first Indian to win Diamond League trophy | Athletics News


Diamond League 2022 Finals: Neeraj Chopra finishes 1st with best throw of 88.44m© UKTN

Highlights from the 2022 Diamond League Finals: Neeraj Chopra added another feather to his cap as he took 1st place in the Diamond League final in Zurich on Thursday. As a result, he is the first Indian to win the Diamond League Trophy. The top javelin thrower registered a throw of 88.44m in his second attempt and that was enough for him to seal the match for himself. The rest of the five participants turned out to be no competition for the gold medalist of the Tokyo Olympics and in the end he sealed the competition quite extensively. Neeraj registered a 88.44m throw in his second attempt and he followed it up with a 88m throw in his third attempt and 86.11m in his fourth attempt. Neeraj’s fifth attempt was 87m while his last attempt was 83.6m. Previously, Chopra had made a spectacular return from a month-long injury by winning the Lausanne stage of the Diamond League series and qualifying for the two-day finals. He became the first Indian to win a Diamond League meet title. He had missed the Birmingham Commonwealth Games (July 28 to August 8) due to a minor groin injury sustained during his silver-winning performance at the US World Championships in July.

The 24-year-old Indian superstar immediately got into shape on his return as he hurled the javelin to 89.08m in his first attempt to seal victory in style in Lausanne on July 26. It looked like the injury hadn’t happened at all as he produced his third career-best attempt.

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The Diamond League includes 32 Diamond Disciplines, following a championship-style model. Athletes earn points on the 13 Series to qualify for the finals of their respective disciplines. The winner of each Diamond Discipline at the Finals will be crowned ‘Diamond League Champion’.

Here are the highlights of the Diamond League Finals in Zurich, where Neeraj Chopra is in action:

  • 01:14 (IST)

    Neeraj Chopra wins!!

    Neeraj did it! He wins the Diamond League Trophy with the best throw of 88.44m he got in his second attempt.

  • 00:55 (IST)

    Neeraj’s 5th attempt is 87.00m

    Neeraj Chopra registers a throw of 87m in his fifth attempt. He is still in the lead with only one set of throws left before the event comes to a close. Neeraj is ever so close to the history of scripts

  • 00:44 (IST)

    Neeraj’s fourth attempt 86.11m

    Neeraj Chopra registers a throw of 86.11m in his fourth attempt, he is clearly in the lead and he is only two throws away from the first Indian to win the Diamond League Final

  • 00:31 (IST)

    Neeraj’s 3rd attempt is 88.00m

    On his third attempt, Neeraj scores a throw of 88.00m. He is still in charge. Only 3 more throws to go, can Neeraj hold out?

  • 00:16 (IST)

    Neeraj registers throw of 88.44m, takes the lead

    In his second attempt, Neeraj Chopra registers a throw of 88.44m, and he is now in the lead!

  • 00:11 (IST)

    Can Neeraj change fortunes in the 2nd try?

    Neeraj Chopra would like to change his fortune when he comes to make his second attempt.

  • 00:02 (IST)

    Neeraj Chopra first attempt disqualified

    Neeraj Chopra’s first attempt is disqualified! Not an ideal start for Neeraj!

  • 00:01 (IST)

    Jakub Vadlejch registers throw of 84.15m

    In his first attempt, Jakub Vadlejch registers a throw of 84.15m! Neeraj Chopra next!

  • 00:00 (IST)

    Live action begins!!

    Patricks Galiums registers first throw of 80.44m while Julian Weber registers a throw of 79.16m

  • 23:45 (IST)

    About 10 minutes left before the live action starts

    The live action is now only 10 minutes away.. Stay tuned!!

  • 23:32 (IST)

    Live action to start soon

    The live action will start very soon. Stay tuned.. All hopes from Neeraj, can he perform under pressure?

  • 23:22 (IST)

    Neeraj has the second best throw this season

    Of the participants in the final, Neeraj has the second best throw of the season with 89.94, while Jakub Vadlejch from the Czech Republic has the best throw of 90.88 m.

  • 23:16 (IST)

    Can Neeraj make history?

    If Neeraj wins the Zurich final, he would become the first Indian to win a Diamond League Grand Final title. Can he make history?

  • 23:10 (IST)

    What is the lineup for the Diamond League Final?

    Here’s the lineup for the Diamond League Finals:

    Jakub Vadlejch from Czech Republic

    Julian Webber from Germany

    Neeraj Chopra from India

    Patricks Galiums of Latvia

    Leandro Ramo of Portugal

    Curtis Thompson from USA

  • 22:59 (IST)

    When can you see Neeraj Chopra live in action?

    Neeraj Chopra’s Diamond League final can be seen live on Sports 18 and Voot.

    You can read all streaming details HERE
  • 22:57 (IST)

    Who would be Neeraj’s biggest competitor?

    Neeraj’s closest competitor would be 2016 Diamond League champion Jakub Vadlejch as he has a season best throw of 90.88m. So beating him would take a sensational effort from Neeraj.

  • 22:50 (IST)

    Can Neeraj break the 90m barrier?

    Neeraj Chopra would also try to break the 90m mark and it would be interesting to see if he eventually creates a new national record.

  • 22:46 (IST)

    Live action starts at 11:50 PM

    The live action of Neeraj Chopra’s event kicks off at 11:50 PM IST. Stay tuned for immersive action from Zurich.

  • 22:40 (IST)

    Can Neeraj write another incredible chapter?

    Chopra had made a spectacular comeback from a month-long injury by winning the Lausanne stage of the Diamond League series and qualifying for the two-day finals. He would now aim to go all the way into the final and cement his place in history.

  • 22:39 (IST)

    Hello and welcome!

    Hello and welcome to our live coverage of the Diamond League Finals in Zurich. All eyes are on Neeraj Chopra and whether he can become the Diamond League champion.

    Live action starts at 11:50 PM. Stay tuned.

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