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’90m is magical mark…’Neeraj Chopra after winning Diamond League Trophy

India star Neeraj Chopra has won the iconic trophy of Diamond League in Zurich with the best throw of 88.4m. 

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New Delhi: India star Neeraj Chopra has won the iconic trophy of Diamond League in Zurich with the best throw of 88.4m. 

This is India’s first ever gold win in the Diamond League Trophy and Chopra has added another feather in his illustrious wings. 

After winning the game, Neeraj said, “Last year was a very new experience for me, balancing was difficult, but I learned from last season.”

“This time for the few commercial commitments I will give dates in advance. When the training time comes, I will be fully focussed on that … so that the preparation is taken care of well..I will not rest too much, will start training early, and keep my weight in check by not eating much,” he added.

Neeraj Chopra on his dream on 90m mark

Speaking about his dream mark of 90m, he said that it is magical mark and but I have no pressure of it.

“I was very good technically this time. Javelin is a technical event, so it helped me this time.” While he has been consistently throwing in the high eighties, Chopra has yet to cross the 90m barrier, but he is least perturbed by that as he feels winning matters the most.

“I am not disappointed at all, it’s (90m) just a magical mark. It all depends on how you perform on that day, how you handle the situation… If you touch 90m and don’t win, then also it doesn’t matter…So there is no 90m pressure on me, no disappointment, when it has to happen, it will happen,” he added.

“The important thing is World Athletics now takes note of Indian athletes and their performance.” He added, “I want more athletes from India to compete in top tournaments, lot of team from other countries were participating in the Diamond League Finals. It will help them in terms of experience too.

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