With German Johannes Vetter producing the second-longest throw in javelin history in Poland on Sunday, former world record holder Uwe Hohn feels that Neeraj Chopra should get ready to fight the big throws to win the Olympic gold in Tokyo next year.

“I don’t know if Vetter or (Olympic champion Thomas) Rohler can show that in Tokyo but I think Neeraj needs to be prepared to get at a similar level to fight for gold,” said former world record holder Hohn, the Indian National javelin throw coach, in a chat with Sportstar from Patiala.

“But maybe you can win with 86.89m like in Doha (World Championships) last year.”

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