• Wednesday, May 25, 2022

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Neeraj Chopra sets new world under-20 javelin mark

Neeraj Chopra set a javelin U-20 world record

By: Eastern Eye Staff

Neeraj Chopra made Indian athletics history on Saturday (July 23) by winning gold in the javelin at the IAAF World Under-20 Championships in Poland. The 18-year-old prospect became the first from his country to hold a world track and field title at any level after his mammoth all-time junior best throw of 86.48m secured victory. The news sent shockwaves around the sport as the mark was better than Keshorn Walcott’s 2012 Olympic Games-winning 84.58m. The Trinidian’s best this year is only 86.35m. “When the spear left my hand, I had a feeling it was a special throw. I didn’t expect…

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