Watch: Neeraj Chopra reacts after 89.94m for a new national record.

Diamond League standings: So, with 7 points from today, Neeraj (who missed Doha DL) goes to 4th place in javelin standings for men that count towards qualifying for Zurich DL final. Of course the immediate focus now is the Worlds.

Diamond League format:

Athletes are awarded 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2 or 1 points for ranking 1st to 8th respectively in their discipline. The top 6 in the field events at the end of the season will qualify for the Final (scheduled in Zurich for the first week of September). In case of a tie, the best legal performance of the qualification phase wins. 

And so Neeraj Chopra goes to the World Championships in Oregon, USA with a second PB, NR of the season... just short of the 90m mark he has been eyeing for a while. Maybe it is at Eugene? Either way, another fine night for the Tokyo Olympics gold medallist.

Neeraj Chopra’s attempts: 89.94 (NR), 84.37, 87.46, 84.77, 86.77, 86.84

Men’s javelin: Peters with 87.36, then 86.84 for Neeraj. So no top spot but the first ever Indian to finish top two at the Diamond League meet. Weber finishes with 80.00

Men’s javelin: Here we go then. Peters and Chopra and Weber for the final three!

Men’s javelin: Peters stays on top, didn’t throw 5th. Neeraj Chopra with 86.77. On course for the top three. Reminder that the final 3 will later compete with one attempt each to decide 1-2-3. Julian Weber into the top 3 now, 89.08m! Vadlejch pushed to 4th.

Live coverage of the event on Voot Select and Sports 18 has begun.

Men’s javelin: Neeraj with a 84.77 in the 4th. He doesn’t have to exert right now. The Top Three is the goal and he is 2nd for now. And then one attempt each at the end to decide 1-2-3. Needs the best then.

Men’s javelin: Here’s how things stand after three attempts each.

Men’s javelin: Neeraj Chopra follows up 89.94 with 84.37, 87.46. But the meet record and the lead on the table goes to Anderson Peters! The world-leader has breached 90m again. Superb. 90.31m from the 2019 World Champion from Grenada.

Men’s javelin: A smart tweet from Sports18.

Men’s javelin: Neeraj Chopra’s 2nd attempt is 84.37m.

Men’s javelin:

Men’s javelin: Clarification, the previous post was just to show that Neeraj had also set a NR at Doha DL Meet in 2018. He has since broken the NR a few times over.

Neeraj Chopra's best throws till date

Date Competition Result Record
30 JUN 2022 Diamond League Stockholm 89.94 Ongoing event
New NR
14 JUN 2022 Paavo Nurmi Games, Paavo Nurmi Stadium, Turku 89.30
27 AUG 2018 Jakarta Asian Games, Jakarta 88.06
05 MAR 2021 Indian Grand Prix 3, Patiala 88.07
28 JAN 2020 ACNW League Meeting 1, McArthur Stadium, Potchefstroom 87.86
17 MAR 2021 Federation Cup, Patiala 87.80
07 AUG 2021 The XXXII Olympic Games, National Stadium, Tokyo 87.58
04 MAY 2018 Doha IAAF Diamond League, Suhaim bin Hamad Stadium, Doha 87.43
26 JUN 2021 Kuortane Games, Kuortaneen keskusurheilukenttä, Kuortane 86.79
04 AUG 2021 The XXXII Olympic Games, National Stadium, Tokyo 86.65
23 JUL 2016 Bydgoszcz IAAF World U20 Championships, Zdzislaw Krzyszkowiak Stadium, Bydgoszcz 86.48 World U20 Record

Men’s javelin: Neeraj had set a national record at Doha DL in 2018. And in 2022, sets a new NR again. Incredible.

Men’s javelin: New National Record AGAIN. Neeraj Chopra returns to Diamond League with 89.94.

10.52 pm: The 24-year-old will be competing in the Diamond League for the first time since August 2018 where he registered a fourth-place finish in the Final in Zurich. His effort of 85.73m was just 3 cm short of the third place. He has taken part in seven Diamond League meets – three in 2017 and four in 2018 – and is yet to finish at the top of the standings. He had two fourth-place finishes, the other one coming in Doha in May 2018, where he had thrown 87.43m which was a national record back then.


Hello and welcome to our live coverage of the Diamond League meet in Stockholm where Neeraj Chopra will make his final preparations come good ahead of the World Championships in July.

Ten months after his Tokyo Olympics gold medal, Neeraj Chopra returned to action in some style at the Paavo Nurmi Games earlier this year, rewriting his own national record for men’s javelin with a throw of 89.30 metres in Finland. He then topped the field at Kuortane Games under treacherous conditions.

Today, he returns to the Diamond League for the first time since 2018.