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:
Congratulations India!!!!!!! pic.twitter.com/TKwgtGtWV5
— Nixon Joseph (@NixonJoseph1708) July 24, 2022
What a champion, what an athlete!#Oregon2022,JavelinThrow,88.13m
First ever silver medal in Athletics at the World Championships for #India
— Athletics Federation of India (@afiindia) July 24, 2022
Neeraj wins ð¥in Men’s Javelin Throw with his best throw of 88.13m at @WCHoregon22
— SAI Media (@Media_SAI) July 24, 2022
Neeraj Chopra can’t improve on his 88.13m in his final attempt in the men’s javelin throw. He still creates history becoming the first Indian man to win a medal at the World Championships. He takes silver behind Anderson Peters who retains the world title he won in 2019.
— jonathan selvaraj (@jon_selvaraj) July 24, 2022
Neeraj Chopra has created history again by winning a silver medal at World Athletics Championship in Oregon. He becomes the 1st man and the 2nd Indian to win medal at the World Championships after long-jumper Anju Bobby George’s bronze in 2003.
Congratulations @Neeraj_chopra1 ð®ð³ pic.twitter.com/H6epZwCMPu
— Kiren Rijiju (@KirenRijiju) July 24, 2022
Many congratulations @Neeraj_chopra1 for your silver at the worlds ! You make us proud. Well done and the best for the rest of the season.
— Abhinav A. Bindra OLY (@Abhinav_Bindra) July 24, 2022