In a historic triumph, Neeraj Chopra secured India's inaugural gold medal at the World Athletics Championships held in Budapest, Hungary. Dominating the men's javelin throw final, Neeraj clinched the top spot on the podium with a remarkable throw of 88.17m. The silver medal was claimed by Pakistan's Arshad Nadeem, while the bronze was earned by Jakob Vadlejch from the Czech Republic. This victory marks a significant milestone for Indian athletics and resonates with the nation's sporting prowess.
After an impressive debut attempt on Friday, the current Olympic champion successfully advanced to the final by achieving a throw of 88.77m. It's worth noting that two other Indian athletes, DP Manu and Kishore Jena, have also secured spots in the final round. During the qualifications, Neeraj outperformed the field by leading with his remarkable throw, closely pursued by Pakistan's Arshad Nadeem, who achieved a distance of 86.79m.