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- Javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra from Panipat district of Haryana won the gold medal at the Kuortane Games held in Finland on June 18, 2022.
- Neeraj Chopra is the first Indian athlete to win a medal at the Games. He achieved this by pumping the jewellion up to 86.69 m.
- He has achieved this feat, beating Trinidad and Tobago's Kesharan Walcott and Grenada's world champion Anderson Peters.
- It is known that in the month of June itself, Neeraj Chopra won a silver medal in the Pave Nurmi Games, setting a national record with a throw of 89.30 meters.
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