Neeraj Chopra creates history, becomes first Indian to win silver in World Athletics Championships. more sports news

Neeraj Chopra creates history, becomes first Indian to win silver in World Athletics Championships.  more sports news
New Delhi: Neeraj Chopra He broke down in a smile after his fourth round throw of 88.13m. The tension had eased somewhat after the men moved to the provisional podium spot in second place after their best throw. javelin throw Finals in Eugene, USA.
While a nation was sleeping, the defending Olympic champion created history by becoming the first Indian athlete to win a silver medal World Athletics Championships With his best effort of 88.13m on Sunday morning (India time) to enter the record books. However, he failed in his attempt to throw the first javelin after Norwegian track and field great Andreas Thorkildsson to win both Olympic and world championship titles at the same time. Thorkildsen achieved this feat at the Berlin edition of the World Meet.

However, Grenadian Anderson Peters easily snatched the honors up to the 90m mark three times by throwing the javelin three times to win the gold medal. Defending world champion Anderson saved his last best, launching the javelin to a distance of 90.54 meters in his sixth and final attempt. Before coming to the Worlds, he had a personal best of 93.07m in the Doha Diamond League. In the final, Anderson had a series of 90.21m, 90.46m, 87.21m, 88.11m, 85.83m, 90.54m.

Neeraj had failed his first attempt after stepping over the scratch line and had to come up with an equal effort of 82.39m in his second. He improved it further to 86.37m in his next attempt, but was still out of contention for a medal in the 12-man final for fourth place. The reigning Commonwealth Games and Asian Games champion calmed his nervous nerves and threw the javelin to reach second place behind Anderson at 88.13m.
Tokyo Olympics silver medalist, Czech Republic’s Jakob Vadlage, who raced to a silver-finish before Niraj’s effort of 88.13m pushed him to third place, coming up with 83.48m in his fourth attempt to leave the pack. . His best throw till then was 88.09 metres. Neeraj tried to catch up with Anderson in his last two attempts, but thwarted him after failing to achieve the desired distance. Wadlejch won the bronze medal for completing the podium line-up. Another Indian Rohit Yadav finished 10th out of the 12 finalists with his best throw of 78.72m.

In the qualification on Friday, Neeraj had made it to the final with an impressive throw of 88.39m in his first attempt. Neeraj’s lone effort in Eugene was the third best effort of his career, after a personal best distance of 89.94m at the Wanda Diamond League in Stockholm and an equally sensational 89.30m at the Pavo Nurmi Games in Turku.

This was the first time that Neeraj has made it to the World Finals. In his debut outing at the 2017 Worlds in London, he failed to qualify for the final round. He could not clear the automatic qualifying mark of 83 metres, his best throw was recorded at 82.26 metres. Neeraj had missed the 2019 Worlds in Doha after failing to recover from elbow surgery.
watch World Athletics Championships 2022: Neeraj Chopra wins silver with a throw of 88.13m