Twitter goes into a frenzy as Olympic hero Neeraj Chopra bags silver

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Chopra who had come into the event as hot favourite, secured the medal with a throw of 88.13m finishing second


India’s Neeraj Chopra reacts as he competes in the men’s javelin throw final during the World Athletics Championships at Hayward Field in Eugene, Oregon. Photo/AFP. Source/PTI






Javelin star and Olympic champion scripted history today as he became the only second Indian and the first ever male track and field athlete to bag a silver medal at the World Championships 2022 in the javelin throw final. Chopra who had come into the event as hot favourite, secured the medal with a throw of 88.13m finishing second. Chopra started the final with a foul throw and recorded 82.39m and 86.37m that saw him finish fourth after three rounds. However, he got his groove back after he threw a best of 88.13m, that sent him second in the list. Defending champion Anderson Peters of Grenada won gold with a best throw of 90.54m while Olympic silver winner Jakub Vadlejch of Czech Republic took the bronze with 88.09m.

Here’s how Twitter reacted to Neeraj Chopra’s silver medal triumph:













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