Yes The Day for India. Neeraj Chopra won the javelin gold at the IAAF World under-20 athletics championship in Poland with a whooping world record of 86.48m.
Country’s first-ever gold in a world athletics championship came through with a world record too at Bydgoszcz on Saturday. The young man from Panipat in Haryana bettered the previous U-20 record of 84.69m held by Latvian Zigismunds Sirmais by nearly two metres.
Congratulations Neeraj Chopra for the outstanding sporting accomplishment. We are proud of you. https://t.co/GGxI4OjfcJ
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South African Johan Gobler (80.59m) took the silver and Anderson Peters (79.65m) of Granada finished third.
In his first attempt, Chopra, who failed to qualify for the Rio Olympics, threw the javelin to a mark of 79.66 against Grobler’s 80.59m. In the second attempt, he marched ahead of his rivals with the 86.48m throw. The third throw was a modest 78.36m.
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