Neeraj Chopra became the first-ever Indian javelin thrower to win a gold medal at the Asian Games. The 20-year-old junior world record holder hurled the javelin to a distance of 88.06m to bag the Asiad gold.
Notably, Neeraj had also become the first Indian to bag gold in javelin throw at the Commonwealth Games earlier this year.
Source- NDTV News
Static/Current Takeaways Important for Indian Bank PO Exam 2018-
- The Host cities for Asian Games 2018 are Jakarta and Palembang, Indonesia.
- Bhin Bhin, Kaka, and Atung are the mascots of the 2018 Asian Games.