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.
History is made, first ever GOLD MEDAL in #Javelin Throw for #India in #AsianGames by @Neeraj_chopra1 #NeerajChopra with an effort of 88.06m- A NEW #Indian Record- wins second gold medal in #Athletics for the country at #AsianGames2018 #EnergyofAsia
— Athletics Federation of India (@afiindia) August 27, 2018
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