Neeraj Chopra made history in the javelin by becoming the first Indian to win an Olympic gold in athletics.
Indian javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra has enjoyed an outstanding year winning the Commonwealth and Asian Games titles and setting a national record of 88.06m. The 20-year-old offers his thoughts on his javelin journey and why he has such a passion for his discipline.
Hosts India garnered a dozen gold, five silver and 12 bronze medals against China’s 8-7-5 to top the medal tally as the Asian Championships concluded at Kalinga Stadium in Bhubaneswar on Sunday (9).
Can any event on the athletics programme boast such diverse global representation as the men’s javelin?
There are many ways to respond to a challenge. Producing a world age-group record is perhaps one of the better methods.