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Neeraj Chopra strikes gold at French meet

Neeraj Chopra strikes gold at French meet pardesi news 1532017981

India's star javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra clinched the gold at the Sotteville Athletics meet in France.

India’s star javelin-thrower Neeraj Chopra, has clinched the gold at the Sotteville Athletics meet in France. While Neeraj Chopra threw a distance of 85.17 meters (m), the second best was Adrian Mardare of Moldova who threw a distance of 81.48 m, Lithuania’s Edis Matusevicius came third at the event with 79.31 m.

The 20-year-old Indian from Panipat had first made headlines when he won the gold in the 2016 World Junior Championship with a record throw of 86.48m. He also won the gold at the Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast earlier this year before breaking the national record with a 87.43m effort at the Doha Diamond League, where he finished fourth.

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