World Athletics Championships: Neeraj Chopra Wins India’s First Silver Medal With Historic 88.13m Throw

Eugene (Oregon): Tokyo 2020 Olympics javelin throw champion Neeraj Chopra clinched the silver medal at the World Athletics Championships 2022 here on Saturday to end India’s 19-year-long wait for a medal at the worlds.

This was India’s second medal at the World Championships and the first podium finish since long jumper Anju Bobby George won a bronze medal at Paris in 2003.

Neeraj Chopra’s best effort of 88.13m in the final at the Hayward Field was short of Anderson Peters’ gold medal-winning mark of 90.54m while Tokyo 2020 silver medallist Jakub Vadlejch won the bronze with 88.09m.

The 24-year old Chopra had earlier made the cut for the final courtesy an 88.39m mark in the qualification.

(IANS)