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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.

By: Sports Desk
Updated: July 24, 2022 12:13:25 pm
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.

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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.

11:21 (IST)24 Jul 2022
A rare off day for Neeraj Chopra!

He made the fans chew their nails in stressful fits on Sunday morning halfway across the world from Eugene. A country that had won just one medal in three decades of the World Championships was dreaming of gold in the men’s javelin at the World Championships. But Neeraj Chopra was having a rare off day in a big final. For about an hour, which seemed like a full long day, Chopra kept everyone waiting. It wasn’t his usual one-and-done routine. Not the start-to-finish victory march like at the Olympics, the Commonwealth Games and the Asian Games. Suddenly, it hit: forget gold, was Chopra even going to medal? Read More

11:20 (IST)24 Jul 2022
World Athletics Championships Live: Anderson Peters!

The Grenadian Anderson Peters, who awed the world with three javelin throws over 90m to take gold in the World Championships in a competition when even Neeraj Chopra struggled with the head wind, was a cricket-crazy kid once. Usain Bolt would intervene to snatch that love with his world record feats and turn Peters into a sprinter first before injuries turned him towards javelin. Read More

10:21 (IST)24 Jul 2022
Neeraj Chopra on 90m mark!

90 metres throw is not easy, Peters put in a lot of effort. I keep saying every athlete has his day. Every competition is different for every athlete. We should not compare athletes, says Neeraj Chopra.

10:20 (IST)24 Jul 2022
Neeraj Chopra LIVE

The headwind was challenging today but I learnt from the experience: Neeraj Chopra

10:15 (IST)24 Jul 2022
Neeraj Chopra live

After the fourth throw I felt discomfort in my thigh. (His thigh had strapping). After fourth throw I could not throw as much effort as I would have liked. I will know if I am ok in the morning, says Neeraj Chopra

10:11 (IST)24 Jul 2022
Neeraj Chopra on the conditions!

Conditions were not great, there was a lot of wind. But I felt that I would get a good throw, says Chopra

09:41 (IST)24 Jul 2022
AFI president on Neeraj Chopra

Wind was not helpful for throwers in the men's javelin final, says AFI president Adille Sumariwala.

09:27 (IST)24 Jul 2022
World Athletics Championship: As it happened!

Chopra began with a foul throw and had 82.39m and 86.37m to be at fourth after three rounds. He got his rhythm back with a big fourth round throw of 88.13m, his fourth career-best effort, to jump to second place, which he held on to till the end. His fifth and sixth throws were fouls. Defending champion Anderson Peters of Grenada won gold with a best throw of 90.54m while Olympic silver winner Jakub Vadlejch of Czech Republic took the bronze with 88.09m. Chopra had topped the Group A qualification round and qualified for the final at second place behind Peters by sending his spear to 88.39m for his third career-best throw. Peters had topped Group B with an effort of 89.91m. The other Indian in the fray, Rohit Yadav finished at 10th with a best throw of 78.72m. Rohit had finished 11th overall in the qualification round with a best throw of 80.42m. The 21-year-old Indian had recorded a season's and personal best of 82.54m while winning a silver at the National Inter-State Championships last month.

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09:08 (IST)24 Jul 2022
'Neeraj is Dennis Lillee of javelin throw in India'

Long before Neeraj Chopra became a sporting superstar and forever changed the landscape of Indian athletics, a certain Australian coach had predicted great things for the Haryana thrower. Gary Calvert, who coached Neeraj Chopra to a historic U20 World Championship gold medal in 2016, had always believed that Neeraj was a rare talent that the country had never seen before. Read More

09:03 (IST)24 Jul 2022
World Athletics Championships Live: First ever silver for India at Worlds!

Neeraj Chopra wins first-ever silver medal in Athletics at the World Championships for India. Second only to win a medal at the WCH for India after long jump legend Anju Bobby George (Bronze, Paris 2003,6.70m)

08:56 (IST)24 Jul 2022
World Athletics Championships Live: The silver winning throw!
08:45 (IST)24 Jul 2022
World Athletics Championships Live: Neeraj wins silver

A physio and also a friend to Chopra, Marwaha has been part of the inner circle for five years. He and Chopra have stuck together through thick and thin. Marwaha was by Chopra’s side when he underwent an elbow surgery three years ago, and a vital cog in the wheel in the post-Olympic to World Championships medal journey of Chopra’s. Read More

08:20 (IST)24 Jul 2022
World Athletics Championships Live: Anderson Peters!

Anderson Peters now proves he is the best in the world currently. His final throw, after he was assured of gold is 90.54. His best throw in the competition came in his last throw.

08:18 (IST)24 Jul 2022
World Athletics Championships Live: Neeraj wins silver

Defending champion Anderson Peters wins gold. Chopra's final attempt was a below par one after which he stepped over the scratch line and fouled it. Chopra hits the ground with his palm in frustration.

08:07 (IST)24 Jul 2022
World Athletics Championships Live: Neeraj Chopra!

Chopra's fifth attempt is a foul. He is still in second place behind Anderson Peters. A silver at the World Championships is a major feat for an Indian. Chopra will become the 2nd only after long jumper Anju Bobby George to medal at senior Worlds.

08:05 (IST)24 Jul 2022
World Athletics Championships Live: Quick reminder!

Neeraj Chopra's personal best is 89.94 metres registered at the Stockholm Diamond League. Peters had won that event at the Swedish captial. Can Chopra go 90 metre plus for the first time to better Peters 90.46?

08:03 (IST)24 Jul 2022
World Athletics Championships Live: Anderson Peters!

Anderson Peters' 90.46 metres is still the distance Neeraj Chopra needs to beat to win gold. Peters has thrown distances of 90.21, 90.46, 87.21 and 88.12 today.

07:59 (IST)24 Jul 2022
World Athletics Championships Live: Neeraj Chopra

Neeraj Chopra breaks into a smile finally after his fourth round throw of 88.13 metres. After moving into a provisional podium place, the tension has eased for Chopra.

07:57 (IST)24 Jul 2022
World Athletics Championships Live: Neeraj Chopra!

Neeraj Chopra in second place currently in the men's javelin final. His four rounds read: X, 82.39m, 86.37m, 88.13m

07:56 (IST)24 Jul 2022
World Athletics Championships Live: Neeraj Chopra!

Neeraj Chopra moves into second place with 88.13 metres in Round 4. His best throw in the final so far. Peters still lies ahead with 90.46

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)

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First published on: 24-07-2022 at 06:00:06 am
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