Commonwealth Games 2018: Neeraj Chopra wins gold in men’s javelin throw. The 20year old World junior record holder after that touched a season’s best of 86.47m and became India’s fourth individual gold winner in Commonwealth Games (CMG) history in track and field.
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It was India’s first gold in the athletics events of the current Games. Milkha Singh (440 yards, Cardiff, 1958) was the first athlete to win gold for India. After a long wait, Krishna Poonia (discus, New Delhi, 2010) and Vikas Gowda (discus, Glasgow 2014) came up with golds.
The Neeraj made a very calculative move in the competition, although he rose gradually, giving the best shot in fourth go.
Interestingly, Neeraj’s worst throw was at 83.48m which was still higher than the best shot of silver badge winner Hamish Peacock from Australia, i.e., 82.59m.
Neeraj has been a consistently winning gold reward at different sports events. Last month, he got gold with his 85.94m throw at Patiala during Federation Cup National Championships.
Twitter is in all praise for the young player. Among many other renowned personalities, President of India congratulated the Javelin throw champion.
Delighted to know that Neeraj Chopra has won GOLD in Men’s Javelin Throw at #GC2018Athletics Many congratulations #PresidentKovind
— President of India (@rashtrapatibhvn) April 14, 2018
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