Neeraj Chopra has made India proud again by winning a gold medal in the World Athletics Championships for men’s javelin throw in Budapest. He’s the first Indian athlete to do this. At first, things didn’t go well for him in the final round. His first throw wasn’t great, so he purposely did a bad throw to get another chance. But in his second try, he amazed everyone by throwing the javelin really far – 88.17 meters! That was the best throw of the event.
Chopra had a lot of support from the crowd, and he was so happy about his throw that he started celebrating even before the javelin landed.
A person from Pakistan, Arshad Nadeem, came second with a throw of 87.82 meters, and a guy from the Czech Republic, Jakub Vadlejch, got the bronze with a throw of 86.67 meters.
Even though two other Indian javelin throwers, Kishore Jena and DP Manu, didn’t win medals, they did really well. They finished in the top 8 positions. Jena even threw his personal best at 84.77 meters, and Manu did great with 84.14 meters.
Chopra has been doing great for a while. He won a gold medal in the 2020 Olympics, and although he got a silver in the last World Championships, this time he came out on top.
What’s even more amazing is that Chopra is now one of only three athletes ever to win both the Olympics and the World Championships in javelin throw at the same time. The other two were famous athletes from the past.
Chopra’s journey to this gold medal started with a fantastic throw in the qualification round. He only needed one throw to make it to the final. He threw the javelin 88.77 meters in his first attempt. In the final, he had some ups and downs but still managed to do really well.
Neeraj Chopra’s achievement is a big deal for India and for him. He’s proven himself as a top javelin thrower in the world, and his hard work and success inspire a lot of people who want to be great in sports.