Neeraj Chopra within the Javelin Throw closing on the World Athletics Championships.© AFP
Neeraj Chopra continued to make historical past for India on Sunday as he adopted up his gold medal within the Tokyo Olympics with a silver within the World Athletics Championships in Eugene, Oregon. Chopra grew to become simply the second Indian to win a medal on the World Championships after lengthy jumper Anju Bobby George. Whereas Anderson Peters of Grenada received the gold medal with a finest throw of 90.54m, Chopra’s finest try was an 88.13m throw that noticed him edge Czech Republic’s Jakub Vadlejch for the silver medal. As quickly as he made the throw, Chopra set free a loud roar, realizing that he had achieved one thing particular earlier than the javelin even landed.
Watch: The throw that received Neeraj Chopra silver on the World Athletics Championships
India’s satisfaction #NeerajChopra scripts historical past!
Ending a 19-year-long wait, Neeraj Chopra turns into the second Indian and the primary athlete to safe a medal for India in javelin throw on the #WorldAthleticsChampionships.
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— P C Mohan (@PCMohanMP) July 24, 2022
Vadlejch received bronze with a finest throw of 88.09m, whereas Germany’s Julian Weber completed 4th with a finest try of 86.86m.
Chopra made his 88.13m throw in his fourth try. He began with a foul throw after which registered a throw of 82.39m. He bettered his efficiency with a throw of 86.37m in his third try, however he was nonetheless fourth at that stage.
He then had his silver-winning throw, after which he made two foul throws.
Anderson Peters, nevertheless, was too good for Chopra on the day, making three throws that crossed the elusive 90m mark.
He registered throws of 90.21m, 90.46m and 90.54m together with his first, second and sixth makes an attempt respectively.
Chopra had certified for the javelin throw closing with a throw of 88.39m on Friday.
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