Olympic champion Neeraj Chopra made athletics history in Lausanne on August 26, 2022 becoming the first Indian to win a Diamond League event.
The 24-year-old javelin thrower who won the silver at the World Championships in the USA last month — also a first for the country — opened with an impressive 89.08m
Chopra, who skipped the recent Commonwealth Games in Birmingham with an injury, had three valid throws (85.18 in second and 80.04 in sixth)
Czech Republic’s Jakub Vadlejch, the Tokyo Olympic silver medallist who began as the top seed in Lausanne
Chopra qualified for the Diamond League Finals in Zurich on September 7 and 8, and also became the first Indian to do so.
Despite the win, he remained on fourth spot with 15 points — with the addition of eight points on Friday.
Chopra also qualified for the 2023 World Championships in Budapest, Hungary by breaching the 85.20m qualifying mark.
Chopra had finished second in the Stockholm leg of the prestigious event behind Peters with a national record throw of 89.94m
The victory also helped Chopra to qualify for the Diamond League finals in Zurich next month.