Commonwealth Games 2018: Neeraj Chopra Wins Gold In Javelin Throw


Gold Coast: Neeraj Chopra, the junior world champion in javelin throw, won gold in the men’s javelin throw final event at the 2018 Commonwealth Games at Gold Coast on Saturday.

Neeraj, who has consistently crossed the 80m mark this season, threw his seasonal best of 86.47 to clinch the top position in the event and became the first Indian javelin thrower to win a gold medal at the Commonwealth Games.

Neeraj was favourite for gold here after his 85.94m throw last month at Patiala during Federation Cup National Championships.

The field had been depleted after Olympics and world silver medallist Julius Yego of Kenya failed to qualify for final round, while 2012 Olympic champion and Rio Games bronze winner Keshorn Walcott opted out of the CWG.