India will have two athletes in the Diamond League final in Eugene to be held on September 16 and 17 after both javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra and long jumper Sreeshankar Murali finished in the top six on the points table at the end of the Zurich leg on Thursday night.
Chopra didn’t go all out in Zurich and Sreeshankar was not at his best, but both of them were third on the charts with 23 and 14 points respectively.
It was perhaps the strain of competing in a Diamond League just four days after being crowned World Champion. India’s Neeraj Chopra didn’t have an easy night in Zurich with three no marks but he still managed a throw of 85.71 metres in the sixth and last round to finish second behind Czech Republic’s Jakub Vadlejch (85.86 metres). Julian Webber of Germany finished third with 85.04 in a close contest.