India’s Neeraj Chopra won a silver medal at the World Athletics Championships held in Eugene, Oregon, in the men’s javelin throw final with a best throw of 88.13m, which he recorded on his fourth attempt. 

India’s Neeraj Chopra won a silver medal at the World Athletics Championships held in Eugene, Oregon, in the men’s javelin throw final with a best throw of 88.13m, which he recorded on his fourth attempt.  

Anderson Peters of Grenada won the gold with a best throw of 90.54 metres.

Peters’ first throw was 90.21 metres, and his second attempt was 90.46 metres farther. 

In his sixth attempt, he then recorded his best throw, successfully defending his world championship. 

Jakub Vadlejch of the Czech Republic took third place with a best throw of 88.09 metres, and Julian Weber of Germany came in fourth with a throw of 86.86 metres.

Neeraj became only the second Indian – and first Indian man – to win a medal at the World Athletics Championships, following high jumper Anju Bobby George, who won bronze in 2003.

Neeraj began with a foul throw and, on his second attempt, recorded 82.39 metres. He made progress when he threw the javelin 86.37 metres on his third attempt.

He was still not expected to win a medal, but on his fourth attempt, he moved up to second place from fourth by throwing 88.13 metres. He made foul throws on his fifth and sixth attempts.