Neeraj Chopra finished fifth position at prestigious Diamond League

IAAF Athletics Diamond League meeting - Men's Javelin - Charlety Stadium, Paris, France, July 1, 2017 - Neeraj Chopra of India competes. REUTERS/Charles Platiau

Vastavam web: Indian javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra finished at a respectable fifth position in a 10-man elite field after producing a best effort of 84.67m at the prestigious Diamond League here today.The world junior champion, however, managed 78.69m and 79.52m in the next two attemps to settle for a fifth position.

Germany’s Johannes Vetter managed a distance of 88.74m to clinch the gold medal, Czech Republic’s Jakub Vadlejch bagged the silver with a personal best throw of 88.02m, while Olympic champion Thomas Rohler of Germany finished third with a best effort of 87.23m.