Neeraj Chopra made history as he won the gold medal in the men’s javelin throw competition at the World Athletics Championships in Budapest, Hungary. He accomplished this accomplishment as the first Indian athlete in history, which was a critical turning point for Indian athletics. Neeraj’s outstanding performance was capped by an incredible throw on his second try of 88.17 meters. His place as a global contender was cemented by this extraordinary accomplishment, which demonstrated his talent and supremacy in the competition.
Arshad Nadeem of Pakistan, the current Commonwealth Games champion, won silver with a season’s best of 87.82 meters, and Jakub Vadlejch of the Czech Republic won bronze with 86.67 meters. The other two Indian competitors in Budapest’s 12-man javelin throw finals also turned in strong performances. DP Manu placed sixth with 84.14m, and Kishore Jena fifth with a personal best haul of 84.77m.
Nadeem of Pakistan, who won the silver medal with a throw of 87.82 meters, was Neeraj’s main rival. The rivalry between the two demonstrated the event’s ferocity.
Neeraj’s gold medal increased India’s total medal count at the World Athletics Championships in addition to giving him a significant accomplishment for his personal record. He had already won a silver medal in the Championships before this victory.