On camera, the nasty fall of Olympic champion Neeraj Chopra during the Kuortane Games | Athletics News


Neeraj Chopra won a gold medal at the Kuortane Games©Twitter

Tokyo Olympics gold medalist Neeraj Chopra continued to shine as he won a gold medal at the Kuortane Games on Saturday after recording a throw of 86.69m on his first attempt. It was enough to overtake his rivals – 2012 Olympic champion Keshorn Walcott and 2019 world champion Anderson Peters. The weather conditions in Finland for the event were not ideal as the athletes had to deal with rainy and humid conditions.

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The athletes were seen struggling on their swing and Chopra was no different as he suffered a bad slide on his third attempt.

The Indian star then chose not to throw in the final three attempts.

The Indian Athletics Federation clarified that Neeraj Chopra was fine after the bad crash and there was nothing to worry about.

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“Kuortane News: All good with @Neeraj_Chopra1 after this bad mistake on his third attempt. Nothing to worry about,” AFI’s official handle tweeted.

Prior to the Kuortane Games, Neeraj started his season by competing in the Paavo Nurmi Games where he bagged a silver medal after recording a throw of 89.30m.

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This throw of 89.30 m is also a national record.

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