File picture of Neeraj Chopra and Pakistan’s Arshad Nadeem© Twitter
India’s Neeraj Chopra scripted historical past on Sunday as he turned the second Indian to win a medal on the World Athletics Championships after Anju Bobby George achieved the feat in 2003. Neeraj registered a throw of 88.13m in his fourth try and therefore he secured the silver medal. Anderson Peters secured the gold medal after registering a throw of 90.54m.
After the win, Neeraj spoke about how he spoke to Pakistan’s Arshad Nadeem, and congratulated him for a fantastic throw within the closing.
“I spoke to Arshad after the competitors ended. I instructed him that he did very effectively. He replied that he had points together with his elbow. I additional congratulated him for a fantastic throw and it was a fantastic comeback from his damage and it was commendable that he threw the javelin over 86 metres,” mentioned Neeraj during a virtual press conference.
It was in the course of the Jakarta Asian Video games in 2018, an image of Arshad and Neeraj had gone viral when the duo had been greeting one another on the podium.
Neeraj additionally opened up about feeling just a little discomfort in his thigh after the fourth try within the closing.
“After the 4th throw, I did really feel a little bit of discomfort in my thigh, I wasn’t capable of put in that a lot effort. That was on my thoughts, however I simply needed to verify I can throw. So I strapped my thigh. Hopefully it is going to be advantageous. I’ll know by morning the way it feels or if there’s something to fret about,” mentioned Neeraj.
Grenada’s Anderson Peters gained the gold medal with a throw of 90.54m whereas Czech Republic’s Jakub Vadlejch gained bronze.
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