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Neeraj Chopra makes history with first gold for India in World Championship

Star javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra ruled out of Commonwealth Games due to groin injury. Image Source: IANS News

Budapest : , Aug 28 (IANS) India’s Olympic champion Neeraj Chopra won a historic maiden gold medal for India in the World Athletics Championships on Sunday, claiming the gold medal in the men’s javelin throw competition here.

Chopra, who has been bothered by an injury in the last few months, killed the competition in the Hungarian capital with a massive throw of 88.17 in his second turn,

Pakistan’s Arshad Nadeem took the silver medal, the first World Championship medal for his country, with a distance of 87.82 while Czech Republic’s Yakub Vadlejch retained the bronze he won in Oregon last year, with a distance of 86.67.

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