Star Indian javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra made history on Sunday after becoming the second Indian athlete to win a medal at the World Athletics Championships. Chopra won the silver medal in the men’s javelin final with a best effort of 88.13m. Anderson Peters of Grenada won the gold medal, while Jakub Vadlejch of the Czech Republic won the bronze. After winning the silver medal, Chopra said she was satisfied with the result, adding that she was happy to win the medal for the country.
“While the conditions are not good & the wind speed is too high, I am confident that I will do well. I am satisfied with the result, I am happy that I was able to win a medal for my country,” Chopra said after the man’s tool. throw the final
“I am very happy today as I have won the silver medal for the country, I will try to do better in the World Championships next year. I also want to thank SAI, TOPS, Athletics Federation and the Indian government for supporting me. and allowing me to study abroad
Also, former jumper Anju Bobby George was the first Indian to win a medal — bronze — at the World Championships in the 2003 edition in Paris.
It was a nervous and unusual start for Chopra, as he opened with a toss and had 82.39m and 86.37m to be fourth after three rounds.
But, to the great relief of the Indian army, and his legions of fans back home, he got his buzz back as he came up with a massive fourth round throw of 88.13m, a career-best fourth attempt, to jump to second place, which takes place until the end.
His fifth and sixth throws were fouls.
For the record, Chopra has won a gold medal in the Tokyo Olympics.
(With PTI inputs)
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