New Delhi: Olympic Golden Boy Javelin throw player Neeraj Chopra has created history in the World Athletics Championships. It has given India its first medal in this championship since 2003. Neeraj had targeted the silver medal in the final of the championship held in Eugene, USA by throwing the javelin 88.13 meters.
After the win, Neeraj Chopra said that there was some difficulty due to the weather. But I will always try to give my best performance. He further said that the competition was tough, there was a lot to learn. Neeraj Chopra said that I have always said that every athlete has one day. Well done Peters, today was Peters day. Talking about the Olympics, Peters could not even reach the finals. It is very challenging for every athlete, every athlete’s body is also different. No one can ever compare. Everyone tried, we also tried a lot. The competition was tough. A lot was learned from today’s game. After the win, Neeraj Chopra said that he was very happy with the silver. He said there is no different strategy. Had a very good throw in the qualification round. Every day is different. We don’t always get the results we want, but it was a tough race, but we came back and won the silver.
Neeraj Chopra said that Anderson Peters’ throw was very good. Today was different for me. But I thought the throw was good, I am happy with my throw. He said that gold may not come every time. Sports can always have ups and downs. I will always try to give my best. Neeraj said that today’s game has taught a lot. The weather caused many difficulties. Somewhere it seemed that there would be a throw, but the joy of winning a medal. Will work harder in future.
Rohit Yadav was eliminated from the medal race in the final after finishing 10th. Earlier, India had only one medal at the World Championships, which was won by long jump great Anju Bobby George with a bronze medal in 2003. Now after 19 years, the second medal has come to India’s account, which is silver.
Neeraj’s three throws were foul
First throw – foul
Second throw – 82.39 m
Third throw – 86.37 m
Fourth throw – 88.13 m
Fifth Throw – Foul
Sixth throw- foul
Anderson won gold with a throw of 90.54
Anderson Peters made two consecutive throws of over 90 meters in the final. Along with this, he won the gold medal in the final with a best throw of 90.54. Apart from Neeraj, Rohit Yadav was the other Indian in the final, but he could not make the top-8 after the first three throws and was out of the medal race.
Neeraj had a match with Anderson
World No. 1 javelin thrower Anderson cleared 89.91 meters in the qualifying round to enter the final. He was at the top. It is only close to 90 meters. While second ranked Neerj threw the javelin 88.39 meters in the qualifying round. In such a situation, World No. 4 Neeraj had to throw the javelin 90 meters to beat Anderson in this final, which could not happen.
Recently, Anderson threw 93.07 meters
Anderson Peters has been in great form this year. Neeraj and Anderson participated in the recently held Stockholm Diamond League. After that, Anderson won the gold medal with a throw of 90.31 meters. While Neeraj Chopra set a national record by throwing 89.94 meters and had to settle for silver.
In the same year, Anderson Peters did wonders in the Doha Diamond League. Here he threw the javelin a distance of 93.07 meters. Anderson entered the World Athletics Championships this time as the defending champion. He won the gold last time (2019) with a throw of 86.89m.
A consistently brilliant performance by Neeraj
Neeraj Chopra has been brilliant this season, which has continued so far. The star player has improved his personal best twice. He threw 89.30m at the Paavo Nurmi Games in Finland on 14 June and 89.94m at the prestigious Stockholm Diamond League event on 30 June, missing the 90m by just six centimeters. Neeraj recently finished second behind Peters in the Diamond League.