Neeraj Chopra final at World Athletics Championships 2022 Highlights: Neeraj wins silver
Neeraj Chopra Javelin Throw Highligts from World Athletics Championships 2022: Neeraj Chopra wins silver and become only the 2nd Indian athlete after long jumper Anju Bobby George win to medal at senior Worlds.
Silver medalist Neeraj Chopra, of India, poses during a medal ceremony for the men's javelin throw final at the World Athletics Championships. (AP)
Neeraj Chopra final at World Athletics Championships 2022 Highlights: Olympic champion Neeraj Chopra scripted yet another history as he became only the second Indian and first male track and field athlete to win a medal in the World Championships by clinching silver in the javelin throw final. Chopra, who had come into the showpiece as a hot medal favourite, produced a best throw of 88.13m to finish second. The legendary long jumper Anju Booby George was the first Indian to win a medal — bronze — in the World Championships in the 2003 edition in Paris.
Neeraj Chopra final at World Athletics Championships 2022 Highlights: Catch all the Highlights of the men's javelin throw from the final round at the world championships in Eugene, Oregon.
Neeraj Chopra final at World Athletics Championships 2022: How faster arm speed is helping Neeraj Chopra throw further
For no fault of his, the javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra has been forced to behave like a student in a race against time. He’s had to rush through a year’s syllabus in about six months. The extended felicitation post his Olympic gold robbed him of precious time to prepare for the World Championships. Losing weight, regaining athletic fitness, building strength, regaining flexibility, starting throwing drills, and polishing technique must be done step-by-step.
A rushed job is not advisable in an injury-prone sport. Yet Chopra has been able to pass with flying colours. A gold, a silver, a second-place finish in the Diamond League and breaking the national record twice shines on his report card since returning to competition at the Paavo Nurmi Games in June. Two 89-metre plus throws this season and the third best throw of the year make him a favourite at the World Championships in Eugene.
Being short on time has also taught Chopra to prepare smartly. The 24-year-old says he isn’t as strong as he was at the Tokyo Olympics. Improved arm speed and focus on technique has helped him reach within touching distance of 90 metres. (READ MORE)
Neeraj Chopra Javelin Throw Live Score, Streaming at World Athletics Championships 2022: To reach a point where he is on the cusp of throwing 90 metres has not been easy for Chopra after winning the Olympic gold. (File)
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