Commonwealth Games 2018: Neeraj Chopra wins historic Gold in men's Javelin throw

Neeraj Chopra Wins Gold Medal in Men's Javelin Throw Final at CWG 2018 Becomes First Indian to Do So in Commonwealth Games

Gold Coast: India's Neeraj Chopra won the men's Javelin title at the 21st Commonwealth Games (CWG) in Australia's Gold Coast on Saturday. Neeraj Chopra registered his season's best performance of 86.47-meters in the final.

Neeraj has been a consistently winning gold medals at different sports events. Milkha Singh (440 yards, Cardiff, 1958) was the first athlete to win gold for India.

In the men's 4x400m relay, the Indian team had to pull out midway through the race after Amoj Jacob pulled a hamstring.

Neeraj was favourite to win, though the Australians believed Hamish Peacock would go all the way. In August past year, he won a gold medal at the Asian Athletics Championships in Bhubaneshwar with a mark of 85.23m - the best-ever throw recorded in Indian soil. His second throw was a foul, but that first throw kept him in the lead, ahead of Grenada's Andreson Peters, who was in the silver medal position with a best throw of 82.20m after two attempts.

The other Indian competing in the event, Vipin Kashana, finished fifth with a best of 77.87. Naturally, the young man was ecstatic: "I would like to thank all those who helped me". Chopra also made a strong return to the domestic competition circuit at the Indian Grand Prix where he outclassed the field to claim gold medal at the Run Adam Indian Grand Prix-1. Although he had already qualified for the Commonwealth Games, he challenged himself and set a new record in Indian soil of 85.94m, in what was his final attempt of the competition.

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The bronze medallist from the Glasgow Commonwealth Games, Arpinder Singh, could not repeat his feat this time around as his best jump of 16.46 metres saw him finish fourth.

The Indian touched 16.46m in the fourth round.

The Kerala athlete was timed at 3:37.86s against Prasad's 3:38.00s. Medals have come regularly at the senior level too.

The other highlights of the day was the continuing dominance of Kenya in the long distance (5000m women) and the surprise double landed by England in the 400m relay.

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