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With a silver medal, Neeraj Chopra becomes the second Indian to win a World Athletics Championships medal.

At the World Athletics Championships in Eugene, Oregon, Indian Neeraj Chopra, who had a best throw of 88.13 metres, took home the silver medal in the men's javelin throw final.

With a silver medal, Neeraj Chopra becomes the second Indian to win a World Athletics Championships medal.

India's Neeraj Chopra gained the silver medal in the men's javelin throw very last at the World Athletics Championships in Eugene, Oregon with a first-rate throw of 88.13m, which he registered together with his fourth strive. Grenada's Anderson Peters received the gold medal with a nice throw of ninety.54m.

Peters threw ninety.21m in his first try after which bettered it in his 2d at ninety.46m.

He then registered his great throw in his sixth strive, to efficiently defend his international name. Czech Republic's Jakub Vadlejch won bronze with a nice throw of 88.09m, at the same time as Germany's Julian Weber finished 4th with a first-class strive of 86.86m.

Chopra has become simplest the second Indian and first Indian man to win a medal at the World Athletics Championships, after long jumper Anju Bobby George, who won bronze in 2003.

Chopra began with a nasty throw and then registered eighty-two. 39m together with his second try. He improved with his third attempt, whilst he threw the javelin 86.37m.

He becomes nonetheless was not set for a medal, but he registered a throw of 88.13m along with his fourth try and shoot as much as 2d vicinity from fourth.

His 5th and sixth attempts have been foul throws.

Chopra had crowned the Group A qualification spherical and certified for the very last at 2d area at the back of Peters by sending his spear to 88.39m for his third career-first-class throw. Peters had crowned Group B with an attempt of 89.91m.

The different Indian within the fray, Rohit Yadav finished at 10th with a first-rate throw of 78.72m. Rohit had completed the 11th normal inside the qualification round with a satisfactory throw of 80.42m.

The 21-year-vintage Indian had recorded a season's and private best of 82.54m at the same time as winning silver in the National Inter-State Championships final month.

Chopra had received Indian athletics' maiden gold in the Tokyo Olympics last 12 months. He is best the second Indian to have received a man or woman gold in the Olympics, after shooter Abhinav Bindra, who clinched the yellow metal in the 2008 Beijing Games.

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