Neeraj Chopra, an Indian javelin thrower, with a best throw of 83.80 meters, while Vadlejch won the competition in Eugene with an effort of 84.24 meters.

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India’s Neeraj Chopra finished second in the men’s javelin throw event at the Diamond League 2023 Final in Eugene, Oregon, with a best effort of 83.80m on Saturday

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Jakub Vadlejch of the Czech Republic won his third championship with a best throw of 84.24 meters. He previously won the Diamond League in 2016 and 2017.

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At the same location last year, Neeraj Chopra, who currently holds the national record for India with a distance of 89.94m, finished second in the 88.13m event and earned a silver medal.

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Neeraj Chopra, who is the current Olympic and world champion, commenced with a foul on his first attempt. 

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Neeraj Chopra only managed one legal throw out of his first four attempts, but an 81.37m throw on the third attempt and another foul from him allowed Jakub Vadlejch to maintain the lead.

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Jakub Vadlejch, a silver medalist at Tokyo 2020, defeated Neeraj Chopra for the second time this year with his final attempt, recording his best score of the evening. 

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Julian Weber, a champion of the European Games, finished second in the Diamond League series with 25 points but was unable to compete in the championship game.

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Men's javelin Throw Results

Javelin Thrower

1. Jakub Vadlejch (CZE)

2. Neeraj Chopra (IND)

3. Oliver Helander (FIN)

Distance

84.24 m

83.80 m

83.74 m

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The Asian Games 2023 will begin in Hangzhou later this month, and Neeraj Chopra's next task will be to defend his championship.