Neeraj Chopra Clinch Gold In Lisbon
New Delhi: Indian javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra on Thursday won gold at Meeting Cidade de Lisboa in in Lisbon, Portugal on Thursday. It is his first international competition after more than a year.
Neeraj recorded 83.18m in his final throw.
After beginning with 80.71m, Chopra sent the spear to 83.18m in his sixth and final throw to win the javelin event at the Meeting Cidade de Lisboa (Meeting, City of Lisbon).
His second, third and fifth throws were fouls while he recorded 78.50m in his fourth effort under windy conditions at the Lisbon University stadium.
The 23-year-old Indian, who has not taken part in any international event after qualifying for Tokyo Olympics in January last year in South Africa, had reached Lisbon on Sunday.
The reigning Asian and Commonwealth Games champion, who has a personal best of 88.07m, was to leave for Europe on Monday last for a training-cum-competition stint but it was delayed by a few days due to visa related issues.