• Neeraj Chopra breaks Indian Record with 88.07m Javelin Throw
Neeraj Chopra broke his own national record with an 88.07m javelin throw at the Indian Grand Prix in Patiala on Friday, March 5.
Chopra returned to competition after more than a year due to the COVID-19 pandemic and immediately made an impact with a record throw of 88.07 meters to break his own national record by one centimeter. His new national record is also a World-leading in 2021.
Chopra's previous best was the 88.06m gold-medal winning throw at the 2018 Asian Games.
“I was prepared & today it was windy. I used my favorite javelin which helped me. Pandemic did affect training preparation but we managed to hold on.
"On the World level, I would need to perform even more as the current standard in the world is quite high. 100% efforts,” Chopra said after setting a national record.