The 23-year-old farmer's son from Khandra village near Panipat in Haryana produced a second round throw of 87.58m in the finals to stun the athletics world and end India's 100-year wait for a track and field medal in the Olympics.
Patiala: Olympic-bound star javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra smashed his own national record with a throw of 88.07m, which is also the best of the year so far, in a sensational return to action during the third Indian Grand Prix meet here on Friday. Competing for the first time in more than a year after the […]
Jakarta: Javelin thrower Sundar Singh Gurjar bagged silver in the men’s F46 category while Rinku settled for bronze in the same event of the 2018 Para Asian Games here on Thursday. However, it was disappointment for two-time Paralympic gold medallist Devendra Jhajharia as he finished fourth. Gurjar notched up his silver with an effort of […]
Jakarta: India’s wait for a gold medal at the ongoing 2018 Para Asian Games ended on Monday as javelin thrower Sandeep Chaudhary topped the men’s F42-44/61-64 event. With a best throw of 60.01 metre, which Sandeep managed in his third attempt, he clinched the yellow metal beside extending India’s medal tally to six. The silver […]
New Delhi: Indian cricket captain Virat Kohli and world champion weightlifter Saikhom Mirabai Chanu were conferred with the country’s highest sporting honour — Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award — by President Ram Nath Kovind at the annual National Sports Awards ceremony here on Tuesday. This year’s award ceremony was postponed to September 25 from the […]
Jakarta: Reigning Asian champion Neeraj Chopra created a new national record on his way to the men’s javelin gold at the 18th Asian Games here on Monday. Neeraj threw 88.06 metres in his third attempt to clinch gold. Neeraj’s gold is India’s second medal in the event in Asiad history. Gurtej Singh had taken a […]
New Delhi: The Commonwealth Games gold has given him the confidence and Indian star javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra is now aiming to grab another yellow metal at the upcoming Asian Games, which he admitted will be tougher than the Gold Coast CWG. Neeraj became the first Indian javelin thrower to win a gold at the […]