The Indian track and field athlete Neeraj Chopra won silver medal in the javelin throw final of World Athletics Championship 2022. He had previously competed for India at the Tokyo Olympics, which took place from July 23 to August 8, 2021. Chopra competed for his nation in the 2018 Asian Games and set a new record by winning the gold medal with a distance of 88.06 meters. Additionally, he carried the Indian flag during the opening ceremony of the 2018 Asian Games.
Neeraj Chopra, a men’s javelin throw gold medalist at the 2018 Commonwealth Games (CWG) with a season-best throw of 86.47 meters. He also made history by winning the javelin throw competition at CWG as the first Indian. Chopra set the junior world record of 86.48 meters while winning the gold medal at the 2016 IAAF World U20 Championships. To learn more about Neeraj Chopra’s javelin throw final at the 2022 World Athletics Championship, keep reading.
Neeraj Chopra Won Silver Medal At 2022 World Athletics Championship
Following six rounds of throws in the men’s javelin final, Olympic champion Neeraj Chopra is now in second place. He took home the silver medal. He made a foul throw to start off the match before improving on his second attempt of 82.39 meters with a throw of 86.37 meters. However, his throw of 88.13 meters put him in the running for the silver medal. The other Indian competitor, Rohit Yadav, made tries of 78.72 meters, 78.05 metres, and 77.95 meters.
Chopra aims to build on the historic Olympic gold he won in Tokyo last year by adding a World Championships medal. The Indian javelin thrower would join Andreas Thorkildsen of Norway (2008-09) and Jan Zelezny of the Czech Republic, the current world record holder, as the only male javelin throwers to follow Olympic triumph with a World Championship gold medal in 2000-01 and 1992-93. With a bronze medal in the long jump at the 2003 World Championships, the famous Anju Bobby George is the only Indian to have earned an athletics medal there to date.
Chopra delivered a breathtaking first-attempt throw in the qualifiers that measured 88.39 meters, which was his third-best throw overall. He finished in second place overall, behind the defending champion Anderson Peters of Grenada. Peters won Group B with his opening round effort of 89.91 meters, which put him in first place overall. Chopra was joined in the final by Rohit Yadav. He qualified for the finals after placing sixth in Group B and eleventh overall with a first-round throw of 80.42 meters.
Who Is Neeraj Chopra?
Neeraj Chopra, the gold medallist from the Tokyo Olympics, has won numerous prizes and recognition since his historic achievement. He is currently one of the candidates for the Laureus World Breakthrough of the Year Award, which is a highly regarded honour. This year marks Neeraj Chopra’s 24th birthday. He has a birthday party every year on December 24. India’s gold medalist at the Olympics in Tokyo has received congratulations from people all across the world and the nation. At the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo, Neeraj Chopra took home the gold medal and the affection of a billion Indians.
He was the first athlete to take home a gold medal at the Olympics, which is the greatest level of competition in the world. Neeraj Chopra was once given the opportunity to join the Rajputana Rifles as a Junior Commissioned Officer after the Indian Army was pleased with his performance at the South Asian Games. Because of his athletic prowess, he was promoted to the position of Naib Subedar, which is not an easy-to-obtain rank for athletes.