Indian star javelin throw athlete Neeraj Chopra has made history at the 19th Asian Games held in Hangzhou, China. Neeraj has hit the gold medal target for the second time in a row. On Wednesday, Neeraj gave India its overall 17th gold medal.
The current Olympic champion was expected to perform well in the Asian Games and he did not disappoint the countrymen. India has won 17 gold medals so far in these Asian Games.
Neeraj’s first attempt did not break any records. However, according to commentators, Neeraj’s first throw, which was not a record, was around 87 meters. The Indian star had to throw again, which he did with a distance of 82.38m. The current world champion Neeraj threw 84.49 meters in his second attempt. Neeraj’s third attempt was a foul. In his fourth attempt, Neeraj threw 88.88 meters. In his fifth and final attempt, Neeraj fouled.
In this competition, India’s Kishor Jena made his first throw of 81.26 meters. Jena threw 79.9 meters in his second attempt. In his third attempt, Jena threw a personal best of 86.77 meters. In his fourth attempt, Jena threw a spear 87.54 meters away. Jena fouled in his final attempt.
Neeraj Chopra’s performance in the Asian Games has once again proved his mettle as a world-class athlete. He has made India proud by winning the gold medal for the second time in a row. His consistent performance is an inspiration for young athletes who aspire to achieve greatness in their respective sports.