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Doha Diamond League 2018, Men's Javelin Throw: India's Neeraj Chopra fighting for gold, Live Updates

Chopra produced his personal best of 87.43m, a new national record, to finish fourth.
Updated: 04 May 2018 22:36 IST - Published: 04 May 2018 19:48 IST
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Chopra might have missed out on a medal but the way he keeps raising the bar under pressure is a sign of a true champion. He produced his best performance in a field that had the Olympic and the world champion. Only better things are to come for this Indian wunderkind in the future!
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So, Rohler gets the gold (91.78m), Vetter the silver (91.56m) and Hoffman the bronze (90.08m).

Chopra finished in fourth right behind them at 87.43m -- a personal best and a new national record.
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Both Rohler and Vetter fouled their final attempts.
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It's a battle among the three Germans now as to who will take which coloured medal!!
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Each of the three Germans produced a throw over 90m. That was a performance of sterling quality in such a competitive field!

Chopra currently just behind them with a personal best and a new Indian national record!
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Chopra fouled his final attempt, so he cannot grab a medal here. The Germans have been too dominant.
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And Chopra pushed to the fourth position now after Germany's Andreas Hofmann produces 90.08m in his third attempt.
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Current standings after 2 attempts -

Rohler: 91.78m
Vetter: 91.56m
Chopra: 87.43m
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Only the two illustrious Germans -- Vetter and Rohler -- are ahead of Chopra at the moment.
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Chopra pushed to the third position after Thomas Rohler produces a BIG 91.78m to snatch the lead from Vetter!
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That was a show of maturity from the youngster. But the show is not over yet.
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IT'S A NATIONAL RECORD AND A PERSONAL BEST FOR CHOPRA!!!!

THIS IS JUST HUGE!!!!!
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CHOPRA PRODUCES HIS CAREER-BEST THROW TO GO UP TO THE SECOND POSITION!!!!!

THIS IS MASSIVE!!!!

HE PRODUCES 87.43m
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Qatar's own Ahmed Bader Magour, who fouled his first attempt, produces a huge 83.71m in the second attempt. He pushes Chopra to the fifth position.
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Chopra is now in FOURTH POSITION
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Germany's Andreas Hofmann snatches the second position with 87.14m
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Probably he is still getting used to the hot and humid conditions in Doha.
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Clearly, Chopra has the capability to do way better than this, like he proved in Gold Coast with a massive 86.47m, that was also his season's best.
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The first attempt of all the 10 throwers have been completed.
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Chopra demoted to the third position now.
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MASSIVE, MASSIVE THROW FROM WORLD CHAMPION VETTER!

HE COMES UP WITH 91.56m to lead the field now
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Olympic champion Thomas Rohler comes up with 80.64m to be trailing right behind Chopra now
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One of Chopra's biggest competitors -- Vadlejch -- has produced a 80.14 to be in third now.
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Kirt has produced a 82.77m
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Neeraj is currently in the second position with Estonian Magnus Kirt leading the standings now.
The accomplished Germans are yet to take the field.
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Chopra has produced a 81.17m in his first throw
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And we are under way!
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The competition will be of very high quality, here with reigning Olympic champion Thomas Rohler, world champion Johannes Vetter, and world silver-medallist Jakub Vadlejch being in the field.

How will the 20-year-old fare against the best of the best? Let's find out.
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Good evening! Just a few days after his eyeball-grabbing performance at the Commonwealth Games, Neeraj Chopra is back in action at the Doha Diamond League.
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India's Neeraj Chopra will be in action on May 4 in the Doha Diamond League. After wowing audiences in Gold Coast with his performances, where he claimed the Gold Medal by throwing a distance of 86.47m, this will be the first time Neeraj will take the field again.

Neeraj will be competing against the likes of reigning Olympic champion Thomas Rohler of Germany, world champion Johannes Vetter, also of Germany, and world silver-medallist and 2018 Diamond League champion Jakub Vadlejch of Czech Republic. The competition is much tougher than Gold Coast.

Can the 20-year-old do it again? It promises to be an exciting contest. Stay tuned