Neeraj Chopra has become the first Indian to win the Diamond League.

Neeraj Chopra's qualification for the Diamond League championship in Zurich the following month was also aided by the victory.

On August 26, 2022, Olympic gold medalist Neeraj Chopra created sports history in Lausanne by being the first Indian to triumph in a Diamond League competition.

The javelin thrower, 24, who captured silver at the World Champs in the USA last month—a first for the nation—opened with a strong 89.08m, which ultimately proved to be the winning throw.

Chopra, who missed the most previous Commonwealth Games at Birmingham due to an injury, passed his third and fifth tries in the event and had revised throw (85.18 in second & 80.04 in sixth).

Jakub Vadlejch of the Czech Republic, the silver medalist from the Tokyo Olympics who started as the top seed in Lausanne with a season-best of 90.88m, came in second with an 85.88, and American Curtis Thompson came in third with an 83.72.

"I am thrilled with my performance tonight. A fantastic performance, 89m. I am especially happy because I am recovering from an injury, and tonight was a positive sign that I have done so," Chopra stated following the performance.

Chopra became the first Indian to qualify for the Diamond League Finals, which will be held in Zurich on September 7 and 8. Despite the victory, he held onto fourth place with 15 points after adding 8 points on Friday. Top six finishers from the Lausanne leg advance to the Zurich Finals.

Chopra passed the qualifying mark of 85.20 metres to earn a spot at the 2023 Championships in Budapest, Hungary.

Chopra had placed second behind Peters in the renowned event's Stockholm leg with a record holder throw of 89.94 metres, just 6 centimetres shy of the 90-meter threshold that serves as the industry's benchmark.