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Asian Games 2023: Neeraj Chopra wins javelin throw gold, Kishore Kumar Jena bags silver

India’s Neeraj Chopra competes in the course of the males’s javelin throw last on the nineteenth Asian Video games in Hangzhou, China. AP

Neeraj Chopra defended his Asian Video games title with a season finest throw of 88.88m to clinch the gold within the males’s javelin throw occasion Wednesday at Hangzhou 2022. The silver medal additionally went to India as Kishore Kumar Jena got here second behind Neeraj with a private finest throw of 87.54m.

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Japan’s Genki Roderick Dean received the bronze along with his finest throw of 82.68m.

The lads’s last additionally witnessed some early drama after Neeraj’s first throw was not recorded because of a technical error. Neeraj started with what seemed like an 85+m throw however because of a technical error on the venue, the space was not recorded resulting in confusion and a delay within the competitors.

The ultimate resumed after the technical error was mounted, nonetheless, Neeraj’s first throw was invalidated and he needed to make a recent begin.

General, Neeraj accomplished 4 out of six makes an attempt after the restart and recorded distances of 82.38m, 84.49m. 88.88m and 80.80m. His third and sixth throws turned out to be fouls.

Whereas Neeraj took an early lead along with his first throw of 82.38m, Kishore Jena from Odisha within the center soared to the highest with a throw of 86.77m earlier than the world champion took the management again along with his fourth throw of 88.88m.

Jena additionally improved upon his 86.77m try and clinch silver with a throw of 87.54m

General in 4 throws, Jena recorded distances of 81.26m, 79.76m, 86.77m, and 87.54m earlier than his final two throws turned out to be fouls.

With the gold and silver within the javelin occasion, India’s medal tally went as much as 80 together with 17 gold, 31 silver, and 32 bronze.

That is India’s best-ever medal haul on the Asian Video games and in addition their finest gold medal haul. Their earlier better of 70 medals together with 16 gold had are available 2018.

Neeraj had received the gold within the 2018 Video games in Indonesia with a throw of 88.06m.



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