Neeraj Chopra | Athlete Neeraj Chopra aims to give his best in the upcoming competition

DOHA: India’s javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra made a brilliant start to his Diamond League title defense with a win in the first leg but the Olympic champion said he would like to take his performances to the next level in the upcoming competition of the season. Would like to Chopra, who had won the Diamond League Finals trophy last year, made a fine start to his campaign in the first leg of the season on Friday by securing the first place with a throw of 88.67m in the presence of a host of star players. Chopra said, “This victory did not come easily but I am very happy. This is really a great start for me. I would like to stay fit this season and maintain consistency in my performances. I will try to do my best in the upcoming competitions. My plan is to stay fit and perform better than ever.” Chopra aims to cross the distance of 90 metres. Also Read: According to World Athletics, he will now compete in the Ostrava Golden Spike event in the Czech Republic on June 27. Chopra had been training in Antalya, Turkey, for some time now. “I hope to maintain my consistency by finishing first in the upcoming competitions,” said the Indian star. Chopra did his best in the Doha Diamond League in his first attempt. This is his fourth best performance overall. The Olympic champion received immense support from the spectators as a large number of Indian spectators turned up for the event. Chopra said, “A lot of spectators came to support me and they were really happy. Sometimes it is really difficult because our country is huge and people have a lot of expectations from you. Now more athletes from my country join me in Diamond League and other competitions. He said, “I am lucky that people have faith in me. I feel really good. The Doha stage was fantastic which is the first stage of every year. (agency)

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