Struggled A Bit With Situations: Neeraj Chopra On Silver Medal Win At World Athletics Championships 2022 | Athletics Information

Ace Indian javelin thrower and Olympic gold medallist Neeraj Chopra took to social media on Monday to precise his happiness at profitable a silver medal for the nation at World Athletics Championships 2022 in Oregon, US. Neeraj’s silver medal within the males’s javelin throw was the massive headline of Oregon 2022 for India, with the Tokyo Olympic gold medallist lastly ending the nation’s 19-year-long watch for a medal on the world championships. Neeraj recorded a distance of 88.13 metres in his fourth try within the males’s javelin throw remaining and secured the second place.

Admitting that he struggled a bit with the situations on the venue, he additionally prolonged congratulations to Anderson Peters of Grenada and Jakub Vadlejch of the Czech Republic for profitable the Gold and Bronze medals, respectively.

“Struggled a bit with the situations, however extraordinarily comfortable to win a medal for India on the #WCHOregon22. Congratulations to Anderson Peters and Jakub Vadlejch on an unbelievable competitors. Thanks to everybody at dwelling and at Hayward Area on your help,” tweeted Chopra.

The Olympic hero began the proceedings with a foul throw, which was adopted by 82.39m and 86.37m. It was lastly within the fourth try when he recorded the gap of 88.13m, which put him in competition for the silver medal.

The final two makes an attempt by Neeraj went foul throws, and thus, he ended up within the second place. The primary place was held by defending champion Anderson Peters of Grenada, who recorded a distance of 90.54m.

Neeraj additionally turned India’s first ever monitor and discipline athlete to take the silver medal within the World Championships, and second to bag a podium end after ace lengthy jumper Anju Bobby George had completed third within the Paris Worlds in 2003.

Alternatively, World Championships javelin debutant Rohit Yadav completed in 10th place after making makes an attempt of 78.72m, 78.05m and 77.95m.


Among the many 22 athletes – 18 males and 4 girls – representing India on the world athletics occasion in Eugene, Eldhose Paul additionally stood out by turning into the primary Indian to enter a triple soar remaining on the world championships. He completed ninth within the remaining.

The World Athletics Championships had been held in Oregon, US from July 15 to July 24.

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