- Neeraj Chopra secured silver at the World Athletics Championships in Eugene, Oregon.
- The best throw of 88.13m as achieved in the fourth attempt.
- Neeraj is the first Indian track athelte and second Indian to secure a place in the championship.
Oregon: Olympian Neeraj Chopra secured the silver medal in the men’s javelin throw final at the World Athletics Championships in Eugene, Oregon.
Neeraj recorded a best throw of 88.13m, which he registered with his fourth attempt.
Grenada’s Anderson Peters won the gold medal with a best throw of 90.54m. Peters threw 90.21m in his first attempt and then bettered it in his second at 90.46m. He then registered his best throw in his sixth attempt, to successfully defend his world title.
Neeraj Chopra scripted history becoming the second Indian and the first male amd track field athelete to win a medal at the World Championships.
The only other time an Indian won a medal at the Worlds was Anju Bobby George (bronze) in 2003.