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Neeraj Chopra and World athletics silver

  • Category
    Miscellaneous
  • Published
    29th Jul, 2022

Context:

Recently, Neeraj Chopra won a historic silver medal at the World Athletics Championships in Oregon, USA.

About:

Neeraj Chopra became the first Indian ever to win a silver medal at the World Athletics Championships, as well as only the second Indian medallist at the elite competition after long jump legend Anju Bobby George.

Professional Career:

  • In 2013 Neeraj Chopra participated in his first international athletics event in Ukraine as World Youth championships.
  • In 2014 he participated in youth Olympics qualification where he won a silver medal by recording a throw of 70m.
  • In 2017 he participated in the Asian Athletic Championship where he achieved a gold medal.
  • In the 2018, Commonwealth Games he won gold medal and became the first Indian player to win in Commonwealth games.
  • In 2021, Neeraj Chopra has won gold at the Tokyo Olympics with a throw of 87.58m in his second attempt, becoming only the second Indian after shooter AbhinavBindra (2008) to win an individual gold medal in the Olympics.
  • The javelin thrower from Haryana also became only the second Indian after Norman Pritchard (1900) and the first post-independence to win an Olympic medal in athletics.
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