Diamond League: Indian javelin thrower Shivpal Singh finishes eighth; Germany's Johannes Vetter clinches gold

Oslo: In his first Diamond League appearance, Indian javelin thrower Shivpal Singh finished eighth with a best effort of 80.87m.

The 23-year-old Shivpal had won a silver in the Asian Championships in April with a personal best of 86.23m, but in the Norwegian capital, he could only come up with 80.87m in a nine-man field on Thursday.

 Diamond League: Indian javelin thrower Shivpal Singh finishes eighth; Germanys Johannes Vetter clinches gold

Shivpal Singh during the Asian Games 2018 Athletics event. AFP

All the other competitors also came up with below-par performances with world champion Johannes Vetter of Germany winning the gold with a best throw of 85.27m.

Magnus Kirt of Estonia was second with 84.74m while Asian record holder Cheng Chao-Tsun of Chinese Taipei was third with a best throw of 84.30m.

Olympic champion Thomas Rohler of Germany was sixth with a below-par 82.63m.

Updated Date: Jun 14, 2019 20:11:00 IST