Asian Games 2018: Neeraj Chopra wins gold in Javelin throw

Indian ace athlete Neeraj Chopra on Sunday won the gold medal in Men’s Javelin Throw Final in the ongoing Asian Games at Jakarta.

Neeraj won the Gold in men’s javelin throw event with a throw of 88.06m breaking the national record while Qizhen Liu of China won the silver with a throw of 82.22m. Arshad Nadeem of Pakistan won the bronze with a throw of 80.75m.

This is the eighth medal in Athletics for India.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi congratulated Neeraj and tweeted, “When @Neeraj_chopra1 is on the field, expect the very best from him. This youngster makes India happier by winning a Gold in the Men’s Javelin Throw Final. We also congratulate him for setting a new national record.”

India’s total medal tally at the Asian games 2018 stands at 41 with eight gold, thirteen silver, and twenty bronze.