World Athletics Championships 2022: Neeraj Chopra becomes India’s first athlete to win silver

India’s Neeraj Chopra (extreme left), who won silver at World Athletics Championships 2022 in Oregon is flanked by gold medal winner Grenada’s Anderson Peters and Czech Republics Jakub Vadlejch who won bronze. Image Courtesy: SAI Media

Xtra Time Web Desk: As expected Neeraj Chopra scripted history once again by becoming the first Indian athlete to win a silver at the World Athletics Championships in Orgeon USA on Sunday. Neeraj’s 88.13m throw was enough to give him a silver. Grenada’s Anderson Peters won gold with 90.54 m throw. Neeraj’s medal also ended 19-year-long wait for a second medal by at the World Championships. Former long jumper Anju Bobby George won a bronze for India in the World Athletics Championships in Paris.

Neeraj didn’t have the greatest of starts as his first throw was fouled. His second throw landed at a distance of 82.39m. The Tokyo Olympics gold medal winner threw 86.73 m in his third attempt to climb to 4th position. Finally, he threw 88.13 m in his fourth attempt to seal a silver medal.

Grenada’s Anderson Peters threw 90.54 m to clinch gold. His very first throw crossed 90 m mark as he hurled his Javeline to 90.21 m. His 2nd throw was measured little longer at 90.46M. His third was his best as he clinched gold by throwing the javelin at a distance of 90.54 m.

India’s Rohit Yadav finished 10th in the finals.