Neeraj Chopra wins gold medal in the Javelin Throw event at Asian Games 2018. China’s Qizhen Liu finishes second, while Pakistan’s Arshad Nadeem wins bronze.
Indian javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra cruised to a gold medal win on day 9 at the Asian Games 2018. Chopra scored a personal best 88.06m in his third attempt during the event, and maintained a decent over of over 80 in five of his six attempts (one being disallowed for foul throw).
To put his score of 88.06m in perspective, Neeraj Chopra would’ve won a gold medal in two of the last four Olympic Games with this distance. He would also have secured a medal in the other two.
This is India’s first medal in the Javelin Throw event at the Asian Games. Neeraj Chopra joined PV Sindhu on day 9, who also made history by becoming the first Indian badminton player to reach the final of the individual event at the continental tournament.
Chopra had already recorded five scores above 85m before the Asian Games 2018. In the event, he took this tally to seven.
Here are some of the tweets from the match:
Neeraj Chopra’s throws win Gold, Silver, Bronze at the #AsianGames2018. Never seen such a dominant Indian athlete. Hopefully this is the beginning of a very very successful career ahead!
— lsk (@kopforeva18) August 27, 2018
— G Rajaraman (@g_rajaraman) August 27, 2018
Neeraj Chopra breaks National Record- 88.06m this time
— Athletics Federation of India (@afiindia) August 27, 2018
— Manesha (@Manesha76) August 27, 2018
— Sports In India (@IndiaAtSport) August 27, 2018
Neeraj Chopra is just something else. What a guy.
(What a mad few minutes at the Asian Games too)
— Vinayakk (@vinayakkm) August 27, 2018
— Rofl Gandhi (@akarryan) August 27, 2018
News Flash: Neeraj Chopra You Beauty!! Wins GOLD Medal (in Javelin Throw) with huge attempt of 88.03m that is new NR and his PB. Its 8th Gold Medal for India
GOLD FOR NEERAJ CHOPRA!! The farmer’s son from Khandra village near Panipat, making a habit of harvesting gold! Wins men’s javelin throw at #AsianGames2018 of an outclassed field.
2016 Jr WC 🥇
2018 CWG 🥇
2018 Asian Games 🥇
2020 Olympics…. pic.twitter.com/zOztduxn5q
— jonathan selvaraj (@jon_selvaraj) August 27, 2018
— Cricketwallah (@cricketwallah) August 27, 2018
Golds at the Commonwealth and Asain Games speak a thousand words for the 20-year-old. Going into the #AsianGames, there was a massive hype about him and guess what? The youngster has totally nailed it. And in what style! #NeerajChopra #Javelin
Next destination? Tokyo 2020. 🇮🇳 pic.twitter.com/M103U22RIw
— Sakshi Gupta (@sakshi2929) August 27, 2018