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Neeraj Chopra Makes History as First Indian to Secure Gold at World Athletics Championships

Neeraj Chopra made history by winning the gold medal in the men’s javelin throw event at the World Athletics Championships held in Budapest, Hungary. He became the first-ever Indian athlete to achieve this feat, marking a significant milestone for Indian athletics. Neeraj’s exceptional performance was highlighted by a remarkable throw of 88.17 meters during his second attempt. This outstanding achievement showcased his skill and dominance in the event, solidifying his position as a global contender.

Pakistan’s Arshad Nadeem, the reigning Commonwealth Games champion, took the silver with a season’s best of 87.82m while the Czech Republic’s Jakub Vadlejch won bronze with 86.67m. The other two Indian athletes in the 12-man javelin throw finals at Budapest also logged impressive results. Kishore Jena finished fifth with a personal best haul of 84.77m while DP Manu was sixth with 84.14m.

Intense Rivalry and Triumph

Neeraj faced tough competition, notably from Pakistan’s Arshad Nadeem, who secured the silver medal with a commendable throw of 87.82 meters. The competition between the two showcased the intensity of the event.

Neeraj’s gold medal not only added a prestigious achievement to his personal record but also contributed to India’s medal tally at the World Athletics Championships. This win marked his second medal at the Championships, with a previous silver medal to his name.

World Athletics Championships 2023 men’s javelin throw final results

Position Athlete Distance
1 Neeraj Chopra (IND) 88.17m
2 Arshad Nadeem (PAK) 87.82m
3 Jakub Vadlejch (CZE) 86.67m
4 Julian Weber (GER) 85.79m
5 Kishore Jena (IND) 84.77m
6 Manu DP (IND) 84.14m
7 Oliver Helander (FIN) 83.38m
8 Edis Matusevicius (LTU) 82.29m
9 Dawid Wegner (POL) 80.75m
10 Ihab Abdelrahman (EGY) 80.64m
11 Andrian Mardare (MDE) 79.66m
12 Timothy Herman (BEL) 74.56m

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