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‘Felt nervous coming back from injury… still far from my best’: Neeraj Chopra says after successful at Lausanne Diamond League

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Neeraj Chopra admitted he was feeling nervous after claiming victory within the males’s javelin throw occasion on the Lausanne Diamond League meet late on Friday evening in what was his comeback from damage.

“I was feeling a bit nervous coming back from an injury. It was a bit cold here tonight. I am still far from my best, but I feel it is getting better. I am relieved it´s coming together well for me. A win is a win and I will take that happily,” Chopra advised organisers after his win.

He went on so as to add: “I wanted to win so I’m super happy with the results but I also want to go back to training and fix some of the things that I noticed and that are going to make me stronger. Lausanne always treats me well. Last year I won and this year too, so I look forward to coming again next year and win again! The next competition, Budapest, will be a big one for me!”

Meanwhile, Murali Sreeshankar ended fifth within the males’s lengthy leap occasion with a greatest effort on the evening of seven.88m, manner beneath his season and private better of 8.41m. Sreeshankar, who had clinched the third spot within the Paris leg on June 9 for his maiden Diamond League podium end, had produced a career-best 8.41m throughout the National Inter-State Championships in Bhubaneswar earlier this month. But the 24-year-old couldn’t replicate these ends in Lausanne.

Chopra, returning to aggressive motion after a month’s damage layoff due to a muscle pressure, uncharacteristically fouled his first throw whilst Germany’s Julian Weber took management of the occasion together with his first throw of 86.20m. Despite the false begin, Chopra managed to make enhancements with 83.52m and 85.04m throws in his second and third makes an attempt. After fouling his fourth throw, he pulled out a large throw of 87.66m to leapfrog into the lead with only one throw left. While Weber threw 87.03m in his remaining throw, Chopra ended the evening victorious.

“I feel really good even though I know that I can give so much more of myself. I’m in fantastic shape and there’s still a lot to achieve and to perform better. I’m a bit disappointed because I could have given more, but still I made it to the 2nd place so it’s great!” stated the German.