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Updated : 6 months, 1 week ago IST
Neeraj's silver medal in the men's javelin throw was the big headline of Oregon 2022 for India.
Updated : 6 months ago IST
Neeraj's silver medal in the men's javelin throw was the big headline of Oregon 2022 for India, with the Tokyo Olympic gold medallist finally ending the country's 19-year-long wait for a medal at the world championships.
The last two attempts by Neeraj went foul throws, and thus, he ended up in the second position.
The Chief Minister further said that the sports facilities given by the Haryana Government is one of the reasons for the state excelling in sports.
Neeraj recorded a distance of 88.13m in his fourth attempt in the men's javelin throw final and secured the second position.
Neeraj also became India's first ever track and field athlete to take the silver medal in the World Championships, and second to bag a podium finish after the legendary long jumper Anju Bobby George had finished third in the Paris Worlds in 2003.
Neeraj recorded a distance of 88.13m in his fourth-attempt throw and secured the second position.