Neeraj recorded his greatest throw of 88.17 m in his second try and managed to maintain his lead intact until the very finish.
Javelin star and Olympic champion Neeraj Chopra created historical past on Monday by changing into the primary Indian to win a gold medal within the World Athletics Championships with 88.17 meter throw within the second try in Budapest.
Neeraj Chopra managed to maintain his lead over Pakistan star and Commonwealth Games champion Arshad Nadeem who got here second with a throw of 87.82 metres. While Nadeem bagged the silver medal, the bronze medal was received by Jakub Vadlejch from Czech Republic with a throw of 86.67 mts. Two different Indian athletes, Kishore Jena and DP Manu got here fifth and sixth with throws of 84.77 m and 84.14 m, respectively.
Neeraj Chopra, who grew to become the primary athlete to win a gold medal at World Athletics Championships 2023 obtained a money prize of $70000 (Rs 58 lakh approx). Meanwhile, Pakistan’s Arshad Nadeem received a prize money of $35000 (Rs 29 lakh approx).
Now, India has medals of all colours at the World Championships. This is Neeraj’s second medal at the World Championships after he secured a silver final 12 months. Before his two medals, India’s final medalist was Anju Bobby George again within the 2003 World Championships, getting a bronze for the ladies’s lengthy leap.
Neeraj will return to steer India’s medal hopes within the Hangzhou Asian Games, which is to be held from September 23 to October 8. The Asian Games will mark Neeraj’s ultimate main competitors of this 12 months.