Chopra gave his best throw of 88.13m in his his fourth attempt. Grenada’s Anderson Peters won the gold medal with a best throw of 90.54m.
New Delhi: Achieving a milestone once again, Olympic gold medalist Neeraj Chopra on Sunday won silver medal the men’s javelin throw final at the World Athletics Championships in Eugene, Oregon. With this win, Chopra became the second Indian to win World Athletics Championships Medal with silver. Earlier, India’s long jumper Anju Bobby George had won bronze medal in at the World Athletics Championships who won bronze in 2003.
During the game, Chopra gave his best throw of 88.13m in his his fourth attempt. Grenada’s Anderson Peters won the gold medal with a best throw of 90.54m. Peters threw 90.21m in his first attempt and then bettered it in his second at 90.46m. 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.
Since Chopra bagged silver medal by giving his best performance, celebrations broke out in his native Panipat. His family members, relatives and neighbours thronged at his house to enjoy the moment. People started dancing with joy while family members distrusted sweets among them. They said that it is all his hardwork which is paying off. They said that Chopra is a dedicated athlete who works hard for medals.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi also congratulated Chopra for his win. Modi, in a tweet, said, “A great accomplishment by one of our most distinguished athletes! Congratulations to @Neeraj_chopra1 on winning a historic Silver medal at the #WorldChampionships. This is a special moment for Indian sports. Best wishes to Neeraj for his upcoming endeavours.
Indian Army also congratulated Chopra for his victory in world championship. ADG PI in a tweet, said “#NeerajChopra has once again made #IndianArmy and the Nation proud. #IndianArmy congratulates Subedar Neeraj Chopra on winning #SilverMedal in men’s #Javelin in World Athletics Championships Oregon 2022 with throw of 88.13 meters.”