88.13 meters javelin throw! India’s Neeraj Chopra won silver in the men’s javelin throw final at the World Athletics Championships in Oregon! Neeraj bagged the silver medal in his fourth attempt. Grenada’s Anderson Peters won gold with a best throw of 90.54 meters. Peters threw 90.21m in his first attempt and 90.46m in his second attempt. His best throw came in the sixth attempt. Czech Republic’s Jakub Vadlez won bronze with a best throw of 88.09m. Germany’s Julian Weber finished fourth with an effort of 86.86m. Long jumper Anju Bobby George won bronze in 2003. Then Neeraj Chopra became the second Indian and the first man to win a medal at the World Athletics Championships.

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Neeraj started with the foul throw on Sunday and then threw the javelin 82.39 meters in the second attempt and 86.37 meters in the third attempt. India’s medal win is still not certain. Neeraj threw 88.13 meters in the fourth attempt. The fifth and sixth attempts were foul throws.

Neeraj Chopra topped the Group A qualification round. Not only Neeraj, India’s Rohit Yadav is ranked 10th with a best throw of 78.72m.

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Neeraj Chopra won India’s first gold in athletics at the Tokyo Olympics last year. He became the second Indian to win gold after shooter Abhinav Bindra at the 2008 Beijing Games.

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