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Neeraj Chopra to start his season in the Doha Diamond League

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Neeraj Chopra to start his season in the Doha Diamond League

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On May 5, Neeraj Chopra will begin his season in the Doha Diamond League. The Olympic champion will compete in a field with several other notable athletes, including the defending world champion Anderson Peters and the silver medalist at the Olympic Games, Jakub Vadlejch.

Neeraj Chopra, the 2023 Olympic javelin champion, will kick off his season on May 5 in the Doha Diamond League. Along with world champion Anderson Peters and Olympic silver medalist Jakub Vadlejch, he will be competing in the men’s javelin event.

After being the first Indian athlete to win the Diamond League Trophy in 2022, Neeraj Chopra is currently training in Turkey and plans to stay there until May 31.

The Doha Diamond League is one of the 14 one-day meetings this season, and the final will be place in Eugene, Oregon, USA, in September. This will be the first time a Diamond League final has been hosted outside of Europe.

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Chopra, who threw 89.94 metres at a meet last year and came in second, set a lifetime best and finished in the top three of the Stockholm Diamond League. Anderson Peters won the Doha Diamond League with a fifth-longest ever throw of 93.07 metres, while the Indian star was sidelined by injury.

In addition to Neeraj, Peters, and Vadlejch, European champion Julian Weber (GER) will be competing in the Doha Diamond League. Weber placed fourth at both the Olympics and the world championships with a best of 89.54 metres. Keshorn Walcott, a two-time Olympian and the current national record holder in Trinidad and Tobago, has a best of 90.16 metres.

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