CWG 2018: Neeraj Chopra wins gold in javelin throw
(Sourced from PTI)
Neeraj Chopra today became the first Indian javelin thrower to claim a gold medal at the CWG, with a season's best effort of 86.47m in the final. The 20-year-old junior world champion made the final after achieving the qualifying mark in his very first throw yesterday. Neeraj was favorite for gold after his 85.94m throw last month at Patiala during Federation Cup National Championships.
The field had been depleted after Olympics and world silver medallist Julius Yego of Kenya failed to qualify for final-round, while 2012 Olympic champion and Rio Games bronze winner Keshorn Walcott opted out of CWG. This is the biggest moment of Neeraj's nascent career since the junior world gold, for which he set a record. With this gold, India's medal tally increases to 48.