2022 World Athletics Championships Day 9 LIVE: Neeraj Chopra wins silver with 88.13m throw - Updates, Results, Scores, Blog
Follow us for all the LIVE updates from Day 9 of the 2022 World Athletics Championships as Neeraj Chopra has become the second Indian to win a medal from the Championships.
Ending a 19-year-long wait, Neeraj Chopra became the second Indian to secure a medal for India in javelin throw at the World Athletics Championships, as he won silver with a clutch 88.13m throw on his fourth attempt. The only other time an Indian won a medal at the Worlds was Anju Bobby George (bronze) in 2003.
Anderson Peters of Grenada took the gold with three 90m+ throws and a final hurl of 90.54 in the last attempt. Jakub Vadlejch secured the bronze with a 88.09m throw.
- 24 July 2022 5:08 AM GMT
While Neeraj had some difficulty getting into groove as usual, it was Anderson Peters who was donning the show.
Here's what Neeraj had to say about the conditions in the final today:
On being asked how the Grenadian found it easy on such a difficult day, Neeraj replied with a smile: "It may have seemed easy to you but he put in a lot of effort. It was challenging for everyone today. It was a different sort of challenge in the Olympics, so challenging for him that he couldn't get into the final. It is not nice to compare athletes like this, everyone's body is different and they react differently."
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- 24 July 2022 4:00 AM GMT
If someone was in fine form today across all his throws, it was Grenada's Anderson Peters!