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Neeraj Chopra wins silver medal at the World Athletic Championships 2022

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Amazing achievement.. but the Grenada guy was superlative - 3 throws over 90m on the same day. Neeraj has to breach the 90m mark successfully - however- that is upto him. He has already achieved more than anyone in the history of Indian athletics. Hopefully, he becomes a consistent world beater.

 

It was also amazing was the fact that so many ppl made it to the finals - field events seems to be a good place for Indians. Annu Rani made it to the finals of teh women's javelin (finished 8th). Rohit - another javelin thrower made it to the finals with Neeraj Chopra. Sreeshankar (7th) in long jump in the finals and Eldhose Paul made it to the finals of the triple jump final (9th). 

 

The others weren't major contenders - but good to see more people qualify. At some point they will reach the podium consistently. From no-hopers in athletics - India has a spark now.

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1 hour ago, bharathh said:

Amazing achievement.. but the Grenada guy was superlative - 3 throws over 90m on the same day. Neeraj has to breach the 90m mark successfully - however- that is upto him. He has already achieved more than anyone in the history of Indian athletics. Hopefully, he becomes a consistent world beater.

 

It was also amazing was the fact that so many ppl made it to the finals - field events seems to be a good place for Indians. Annu Rani made it to the finals of teh women's javelin (finished 8th). Rohit - another javelin thrower made it to the finals with Neeraj Chopra. Sreeshankar (7th) in long jump in the finals and Eldhose Paul made it to the finals of the triple jump final (9th). 

 

The others weren't major contenders - but good to see more people qualify. At some point they will reach the podium consistently. From no-hopers in athletics - India has a spark now.

A small point, One thing sprinters will tell you is that it is easier to run in hotter and drier conditions than in cold and wet conditions...i imagine it to be somewhat similar in javelin because in Olympic finals too there were wet conditions , his Olympic gold winning throw of 87.58 m could have been a 90m+ in ideal conditions....in June of 2022 he threw 2 throws of 89m+ and personal best of 89.94m.

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Neeraj_Chopra

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16 minutes ago, randomGuy said:

A small point, One thing sprinters will tell you is that it is easier to run in hotter and drier conditions than in cold and wet conditions...i imagine it to be somewhat similar in javelin because in Olympic finals too there were wet conditions , his Olympic gold winning throw of 87.58 m could have been a 90m+ in ideal conditions....in June of 2022 he threw 2 throws of 89m+ and personal best of 89.94m.

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Neeraj_Chopra

 

He is close to 90m. He hasn't gone past it though. My point is that he needs to breach that consistently to be assured of a place at or near the top. As I mentioned the winner yesterday did so with ease 3 times in the 6 throws. Does not take away from his achievements in any way. 

 

It would - on the other hand - give him an immense boos to make it past 90. The 90m mark is like a century to a batter or a 10fer for a bowler

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Final throws...

Gold winner has all 6 legal throws, neeraj has 3. So from Consistency pov also, gold medalist was better obviously, but it may not bad to have few illegal throws if it allows you to prevent any chance of an injury. 

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