Zurich Diamond League Live: Neeraj Chopra (in picture) will be eyeing another gold.© AFP
Neeraj Chopra and Murali Sreeshankar, Zurich Diamond League Live: Boosted with the historic gold medal at the World Athletics Championships, India’s star javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra will aim to continue his purple patch when he steps up at the Diamond League meet in Zurich. Neeraj clinched the World championship gold with a throw of 88.17m. Long jumper Murali Sreeshankar will also be competing at the meet. The long jump event will start first and then the javelin throw will follow.
Here are the Live Updates of Diamond League meet in Zurich:
Zurich Diamond League 2023 Live Updates: Familiar opposition!
In Zurich, where he is competing four days after being crowned world champion, Chopra will be up against familiar rivals like Czech Republic’s Jakub Vadlejch, bronze winner in Budapest with 86.67m, Julian Weber of Germany and two-time world champion Anderson Peters of Grenada.
Only Pakistan’s Arshad Nadeem, silver medallist in Budapest, will not be there in Zurich.
Zurich Diamond League 2023 Live Updates: Record alert!
Neeraj Chopra became only the third javelin thrower in history to hold both the Olympic and World Championships titles after world record holder Jan Zelezny of the Czech Republic and Andreas Thorkildsen of Norway.
Zurich Diamond League 2023 Live Updates: Perfect answer!
A reporter asked Neeraj’s mother Saroj Devi in a press conference how she felt to see her son beating a Pakistani athlete. She won many hearts with her response, saying it doesn’t matter which place the athlete comes from.
“Look, all have come to play in the field. One or the other will definitely win. So there is no question of being from Pakistan or Haryana,”, adding, “It is a matter of happiness. Even if that Pakistani had won, there would’ve been great happiness,” she said.
Zurich Diamond League 2023 Live Updates: Neeraj’s modest answer!
On being asked about how he felt after winning the gold medal, Neeraj said that he controlled his tears and would look to deliver a better performance than this in his next attempt.
“Thought I’d get emotional but didn’t cry. I tend to control myself emotionally but these are proud moments and the adrenaline is such that you end up crying sometimes. Hopefully, I’ll throw better next time and cry with you all. Even after the second throw today, I was thinking that I should be pushing myself more as I was feeling that a better throw would come,” Neeraj told NDTV.
Zurich Diamond League 2023 Live Updates: Neeraj power!
Neeraj Chopra will be coming to the tournament with a lot of confidence after clinching a historic gold medal in the World Championships and another good performance here will truly put him on a brilliant position ahead of Asian Games.
Zurich Diamond League 2023 Live Updates: Welcome guys!
Hello guys, welcome to the live blog of Diamond League meet. India’s javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra and long jumper Murali Sreeshankar will be competing in their respective events tonight. Stay connected.
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