• Thursday, August 11, 2022

ATHLETICS

Farmer’s son Chopra reaps Asian javelin gold for India

Neeraj Chopra

By: Sarwar Alam

Neeraj Chopra skewered India’s first-ever Asian Games javelin gold medal on Monday after recently learning of the death of his former coach. A farmer’s son from a village outside of Delhi, the 20-year-old favourite was never seriously threatened in Jakarta as he won with an Indian record of 88.05 metres to follow up the Commonwealth title he won in Australia earlier this year. “That wasn’t easy,” Chopra told reporters. “I wanted to break the Asian Games record but it’s still a national one. “I can still throw further,” added the Olympic hopeful, who used to dabble in cricket as a child.…

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