India’s Neeraj Chopra won the javelin gold medal in the Meeting Cidade de Lisboa in Lisbon on Thursday, with a throw of 83.18 metres recorded with his sixth and last attempt.
In the field of five Portuguese competitors, 23-year-old Chopra’s best throw was 83.18m, which turned out to be a gold medal-winning effort as the other competitors failed to cross the 80m mark.
Chopra’s opening throw was 80.71m while his second and third attempts were no throws.
He failed to get a good rhythm in the fourth and could only record a throw of 78.50m.
His fifth attempt too was no throw while the last and sixth throw was 83.18m.
Chopra has a season-best of 88.07m recorded in March in Patiala.
Lisbon competition marked Chopra’s return to foreign soil after nearly 18 months.