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Neeraj Chopra wins javelin gold with season-best throw

Neeraj Chopra hurdled the javelin to a seasonal best of 86.47m to win Gold.

Gold Coast, April 14: India added the 21st gold medal in their Commonwealth Games 2018 kitty with Neeraj Chopra registering a season best effort of 86.47 meters in men’s javelin. With that, Chopra not only joined an elite list of Indian athletes to win a gold medal on their CWG debut, but also became the first Indian to triumph in Javelin Throw at CWG.
Chopra’s first throw resulted in him hitting a mark of 85.50 meters that catapulted him to gold medal position. Despite faltering in his second attempt and hitting a mark of 84.78 in his third, Chopra bettered his own score with a winning effort of 86.47 meters in his fourth. The other Indian in the fray, Vipin Kashana, finished fifth with a best of 77.87. (TNN)