Chopra, who started with a foul, won the silver medal in the final match of the World Athletics Championships.
Olympic champion Neeraj Chopra became the first Indian man to win a medal at the World Athletics Championships, winning a silver in the javelin throw with a throw of 88.13m. Chopra, who started with a foul, made a spectacular comeback with a throw of 82.39 in the second attempt, 86.37 in the third and 88.13 meters in the fourth attempt. Grenada's Andersen Peters won the gold with a time of 90.46m while Czech Republic's Yakub Valdesh got the bronze. India's Rohit Yadav finished 10th with a best throw of 78.72m.
This is how Peters won the gold medal
Peters started with 90.21m and followed it with throws of 90.46, 87.21, 88.11, 85.83m. It was only after five attempts that his gold was assured, but his sixth throw of 90.54 meters was his best throw. Chopra started in Group A qualification and threw a throw of 88.39m, which was the third best throw of his career. Defending champion Peters finished first in Group B with a throw of 89.91m. Chopra won a gold medal at the Tokyo Olympics last year and is the first Indian after shooter Abhinav Bindra to win an individual Olympic gold.
Neeraj Chopra's best throw of 89.94m
Neeraj Chopra 's best personal performance is 89.94m. He played in the 2017 London World Championship but could not qualify for the final. He could not play in the 2019 World Championship in Doha due to an elbow operation. Chopra had defeated Peters twice this season, while Peters was victorious in the Diamond League in June. Peters has now thrown more than 90 meters six times in a season, while Chopra is yet to cross the hurdle. Rohit finished sixth and 11th overall in Group B with a throw of 80.42m. His season best performance is 82.54m, which he achieved last month to win a silver medal at the National Inter-Provincial Championship.
PM Modi tweeted congratulations
Prime Minister Narendra Modi tweeted and congratulated him on winning the silver medal in the World Athletics Championships . A huge achievement by one of our most iconic athletes, he tweeted. On winning the historic silver medal in the World Championship. This is a special moment for Indian sports. Best wishes to Neeraj for his upcoming endeavours. In this episode, Union Minister Kiren Rijiju said that Neeraj Chopra has once again created history by winning the silver medal at the World Athletics Championships in Oregon. He became the first person and second Indian to win a medal at the World Championships after long-jumper Anju Bobby George's bronze in 2003.
Celebration in Neeraj's village, mother congratulated
There is an atmosphere of happiness in the country and in his village as soon as the news of Neeraj winning the silver medal is received. Neeraj's mother Saroj Devi while talking to the media said that we are very happy that her hard work paid off. We were sure that he would win a medal in this event.