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18th Asian Games : Sensational Neeraj Chopra Creates History, First Indian Javelin Thrower To Win Gold

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India’a ace Javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra has created history. he has become the first ever Indian Javelin thrower to win Gold at the Asian Games. Putting a superb display he came out with his best throw of 88. 06 metres.

Missing the Asian Games record by a mere 1.09m, Neeraj Chopra set a national record as he surpassed his previous best record of 87.43m, which he threw at the Diamond League Meeting in Doha earlier in May.

Qizhen Liu of China was a distant second with 82.22, while Pakistan’s Arshad Nadeem took bronze with 80.75.

This is also India’s second gold medal in athletics at the ongoing Asian Games after Tejinder Singh Toor’s gold in shot put

Rich haul of medals have raised India’s medals tally at the on- going games . It is now at the time of filing this report stands at 41 . 8 Gold , 13 Silver and 20 Bronze Medals

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