Oregon [United States]- Tokyo Olympic gold medallist Neeraj Chopra, on Sunday, secured the silver medal in the men’s javelin throw final at the distinguished World Sports Championships in Eugene.
Neeraj tape-recorded a range of 88.13 m in his fourth-attempt throw as well as safeguarded the 2nd position.
The Olympic medallist started the process with a foul throw, which was complied with by 82.39 m as well as 86.37 m. It was finally in the fourth attempt when he tape-recorded the range of 88.13 m, which placed him in contention for the silver medal.
The last 2 attempts by Neeraj went nasty tosses, and also therefore, he ended up in the second setting. The very first setting was held by protecting champ Anderson Peters of Grenada, who recorded a range of 90.54 m.
Neeraj also ended up being India’s very first track as well as area professional athlete to take the silver medal worldwide Championships, as well as 2nd to bag a podium finish after the famous long jumper Anju Bobby George had ended up third in the Paris Worlds in 2003.
On the other hand, World Championships debutant Rohit Yadav ended up at the 10th setting after making attempts of 78.72 m, 78.05 m and also 77.95 m.