Get ready for the electrifying action as Neeraj Chopra, India’s golden boy of athletics, takes center stage. Catch all the live action exclusively on Sony Sports and Sony Liv.
Neeraj Chopra has conquered every level of the athletics game, making a name for himself as the Olympic, World, Asian, Diamond League, and Commonwealth champion. Now, he’s all set to embark on another journey to glory, starting right here in Hangzhou.
Neeraj enters the Asian Games as India’s very first athletics World Champion. Not only that, but he’s also the first Indian athlete to secure and successfully defend his Diamond League title. His achievements have placed him on a pedestal few can reach.
When can you witness Neeraj’s incredible event?
Mark your calendars for the men’s javelin final on October 4th, starting at 4:35 PM IST. There’s no qualifying stage; it’s straight to the final showdown.
How’s Neeraj’s form in 2023?
In 2023, Neeraj has been strategic in choosing his events to prevent aggravating a lingering groin issue, and it’s paid off handsomely.
He kicked off the year with impressive wins at Diamond League events in Doha [88.67m] and Lausanne [87.66m]. However, the crowning achievement came at the World Championships, where he threw a season’s best of 88.77m in the qualifying round and secured the gold with an 88.17m throw in the final.
Just three days after the World Championships, he exhibited his prowess once again with an 85.71m throw, earning him second place at the Zurich Diamond League. Two weeks later, he repeated his runner-up performance in the Diamond League final.