Neeraj Chopra wins silver at World Athletics Championships

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India's star javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra has won a silver medal in the World Athletics Championships held in Eugene, USA.

Important facts 

  • He has become the first Indian male athlete to win a medal in the history of this tournament. He is also the first Indian to win a silver medal in this competition.

  • Prior to this, veteran athlete Anju Bobby George had won a historic bronze medal in 2003.

  • Anju Bobby George won the bronze medal in the long jump.

  • Neeraj won the silver in the fourth round by throwing a javelin 88.13 metres away.

  • Grenada legend Anderson Peters retained his gold medal with a throw of 90.46m in his second attempt.

  • Yakub Valdesh of Czech Republic has received the bronze medal.

About Neeraj Chopra

  • Neeraj Chopra is a track and field athlete competing in javelin thrower.

  • Neeraj created history by winning the gold medal in the Tokyo Olympics 2021 by throwing the 87.58m javelin.

  • He is the second Indian after Abhinav Bindra to win a gold medal in athletics at a World Championship level.

  • Neeraj Chopra was awarded the Padma Shri by the Government of India in March 2022.

Major medals won by Neeraj Chopra 

  • 2022 Kuortane Games (Gold Medal)

  • 2021 Tokyo Olympics (Gold Medal)

  • 2018 Commonwealth Games (Gold Medal)

  • 2017 Asian Athletics Championships (Gold Medal)

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