Neeraj Chopra Aims to Cross 90m Mark by Improving Technique

New Delhi: Olympic and world champion javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra on Tuesday said he is aiming to cross the elusive 90m mark next year. For this, he is improving his technique, especially concerning the leg-blocking.

Chopra became world champion earlier this year. In the Tokyo Olympics, he won the gold medal. He also won gold in the Hangzhou Asian Games recently.

“I want to say this very clearly that my best is yet to come. I have not felt in a competition for a long time that I have done my best or done near my best,” said Chopra at a promotional event.

“6 cm is left to be achieved. It was 89.94m at the Stockholm Diamond League (in June 2022). I was a bit behind the line that time. Had I thrown my javelin by moving a bit ahead, it would have been 90m,” he added.

“My coach always says that it 60 per cent legs and 40 per cent upper body. So leg work is very important. I have to do a lot of improvement in leg work,” said the javelin thrower.

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