Neeraj Chopra Sets New Javelin Throw National Record Of 89.94m

With a throw of 89.94m at the Diamond League, the 24-year-old Neeraj Chopra broke his own national record of 89.30m

"I am close to 90m now and I can throw it this year. Despite the fact that I did not win tonight, I feel very good because I did my best." -Niraj Chopra

Chopra's first throw had raised hopes of him scripting history of becoming the first Indian to win a Diamond League event.

Chopra has beaten Peters twice this month -in Turku where the athlete from Grenada was third and in the Kuortane Games

Chopra was making his first Diamond League appearance in four years after his fourth-place finish in Zurich in August 2018.

Olympic champion Neeraj Chopra clinched his first top-3 finish at the prestigious Diamond League Meeting with a national record-shattering effort