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Javelin gold by Neeraj Chopra and Shooting glory by Sanjeev Rajput add to India’s golden run

Young Javelin thrower of India, Neeraj Chopra registered his season best effort of 86.47 meters in Men’s Javelin to win the gold at the Commonwealth Games 2018. He became the first Indian to win a medal in Javelin Throw at the Commonwealth Games.

Sanjeev Rajput

Chopra had a first throw of 85.50 meters that put him into gold medal position. He had a failed second attempt but hit a mark of 84.78 in his third. Chopra bettered his own score with a winning effort of 86.47 meters in his fourth. Australia Hamish Peacock who took silver, followed by Grenada’s Anderson Peters 82.20 assuring him of a bronze. 

Sanjeev Rajput won India’s seventh gold medal in shooting by finishing first in the final of the men’s 50m rifle 3 positions event. Rajput shot a Commonwealth Games record of 454.5 in the final. Canada’s Gregor Sych finished in second position whilst England’s Dean Bale won the bronze.

Rajput upgraded his medal this time as he previously won a silver at the Glasgow 2014 and was bronze in Melbourne 2006.

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