Correct Answer : Option (D) - Neeraj Chopra
* Indian javelin thrower "Neeraj Chopra" on Tuesday(14th June 2022) set a new national record with a throw of 89.30 metres at the Paavo Nurmi Games in Finland. This was his first competitive event since winning the historic gold at the Tokyo Olympics 2021.
* He shattered his previous record of 88.07 m which he had set in Patiala in March last year.
* Neeraj began the contest with an impressive 86.92m before sending the spear to 89.30m. However, his next three attempts were fouls. He came up with 85.85m in his sixth and final throw.
* Despite setting a new record, Neeraj couldn’t take the gold as he ended up second in the contest. Finland’s Oliver Helander went ahead with a throw of 89.83 metres.
2012 Olympic champion Keshorn Walcott of Trinidad and Tobago was fourth with a best throw of 84.02m, followed by Germany’s Julian Weber (84.02m) and Czech Republic’s Tokyo Olympics silver medallist Jakub Vadlejch (83.91m), who had won silver in Doha with a throw of 90.88m..Source : News18