Tokyo Olympics gold medallist Neeraj Chopra on Friday clinched the javelin throw competition at the Lausanne Diamond League with a best throw of 89.08m.
With this win, Chopra has become the first Indian to clinch the prestigious Diamond League Meeting title.
Neeraj has thus qualified for the Diamond League Finals, which will take place in Zurich, Switzerland from September 7 and 8. He has also now qualified for the 2023 World Championships.
Neeraj's throw sequence on the day was 89.08m, 85.18m, he skipped the third attempt while making a foul in the fourth. He also skipped his fifth attempt and then made a throw of 80.04m in his sixth and final attempt.
Czech Republic's Jakub Valejch threw 85.88m to claim the second spot while USA's Curtis Thompson hurled 83.72m for the third spot.
Earlier in July, the star Indian javelin thrower was ruled out from Commonwealth Games after sustaining a groin injury in the finals of the World Athletics Championships in Oregon, where he clinched the silver medal to end India's 19-year-long wait for a medal at the world championships.