hear the news
India’s star javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra created history in Eugene, USA. He won a silver medal at the World Athletics Championships on Sunday (24 July). He has become the first Indian male athlete to win a medal in the history of this tournament. Prior to her, veteran athlete Anju Bobby George won the historic bronze medal in 2003. Neeraj took silver in the fourth round with a javelin throw of 88.13 meters. On the other hand, Rohit Yadav finished 10th in the final. He was eliminated after the third round. He threw 77.96 meters in the first round, 78.05 in the second round and 78.72 meters in the third round.
Neeraj continuously improved the performance
Olympic champion Neeraj Chopra failed in the first attempt. His first throw was declared a foul. Chopra then threw the javelin 82.39 meters away in the second round. Neeraj’s rival Anderson Peters of Granada put pressure on Neeraj by throwing a javelin 90.21m in the first attempt and 90.46m in the second round. After this, Neeraj continuously improved his performance in the third and fourth rounds. He managed to throw 86.37 meters in the third round and 88.13 meters in the fourth round. Neeraj failed in the fifth round. His first throw was declared a foul. Peters managed to win the gold medal with a javelin throw of 90.54 metres. Jakub Vadlejch of Czech Republic managed to win bronze with a score of 88.09.
Javelin Throw Final Score