[Watch] The Throw That Clinched Silver For Neeraj Chopra At World Athletics Championships

Oregon: After his gold medal at the Tokyo Olympics, Neeraj Chopra clinched silver in the men’s javelin throw final at the World Athletics Championships in Eugene, Oregon, on Sunday with a throw of 88.13m.

Chopra became only the second Indian to win a medal at the World Athletics Championships after long jumper Anju Bobby George.

Chopra’s best throw of 88.13m came in his fourth attempt. He began with a foul throw and registered 82.39m in his second attempt. In his third attempt, he improved with 86.37m.

His best — 88.13m — came in the fourth attempt.

His fifth and sixth attempts were foul throws.

Chopra said he was satisfied with the result.

“While conditions were not good and the wind speed was too high, I was confident I would perform well. I am satisfied with the result, I am happy I was able to win a medal for my country,” he said.

“I am feeling very happy today as I won a silver medal for the country. I will try to better at the World Championships next year. I also want to thank SAI, TOPS, Athletics Federation and the government of India for supporting me and allowing me to train abroad. I hope that we’ll get the same support in other sports so that we can make India proud. Thank you,” he added.

Grenada’s Anderson Peters won the gold medal with a best throw of 90.54m in his sixth attempt to successfully defend his world title. Czech Republic’s Jakub Vadlejch won bronze with a best throw of 88.09m, while Germany’s Julian Weber finished 4th with a best attempt of 86.86m.

India’s Rohit Yadav finished at 10th with a best throw of 78.72m.

Former long jumper Anju Bobby George was the first Indian to win a medal — bronze — in the World Championships in 2003 in Paris.

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