Neeraj Chopra was nervous before taking up the guard at the Lausanne Diamond League in the intervening night of June 30 and July 1.
But the Olympic medalist performed upto the reputation to clinch second successive league – having earlier won Doha Diamond League earlier – with an impressive throw of 87.66m.
“I was feeling a bit of nervous coming back from an injury. It was a bit cold here tonight. I am still far from my best, but I feel it is getting better. I am relieved it’s coming together well for me. A win is a win and I will take it happily,” Chopra told organizers after the win.
Need to fix few things:
The Indian star admitted that he wants to get back to training to fix few things which he felt while performing.
“I wanted to win so I am super happy with the results but I also want to go back to training and fix some of the things that I noticed and that are going to make me stronger,” he added.
Speaking of his performance, Neeraj had a forgettable start as his first attempt was pronounced foul.
Coming from an injury – muscle strain – Neeraj came back well with two successive throws of 83.52m and 85.04m – before he clinched the competition with a an incredible 87.66m throw.
Julian Weber finished second with a throw of 87.03m and Jakub Vadlejch (86.13m) settled at third position.