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Neeraj Chopra is Asia’s best; throws 88.06 metres to win Javelin gold

Neeraj Chopra became the first Indian Javelin thrower to win an Asian Games gold medal and only the second athlete to win a Javelin medal in Asian Games after Gurtej Singh won a bronze in 1982.
 
20-year-old Neeraj threw 83.46 metres in his first attempt. He fouled the second attempt. But in his third attempt

he broke his own national record by clearing a distance of 88.06 metres.

Liu Qizhen of China won silver with a best throw of 82.22 metres while Pakistan’s Arshad Nadeem won the bronze with a throw of 80.75 metres.

Chopra, the world junior record holder of 86.48, has consistently crossed the 85 metre mark this season. He clinched gold in the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games with a throw of 86.47 metres. Next, at Doha, during the first leg of Diamond League series he threw 87.43 metres.

About Poulomi Kundu

PoulomiKundu started her career in 2000 as a freelance journalist in Hindustan Times. Soon after she was selected an intern in Zee News, Kolkata. After her post- graduation in English, Poulomi joined the leading television production house of eastern India, Rainbow Productions. She was a journalist in Khas Khobor, a Bengali news magazine programme in Doordarshan and also headed the post production department of another programme, Khas Kolkata. In 2004, Poulomi moved to Delhi as a creative writer in an advertising agency, Brand Stewards Pvt. Ltd. In 2005, she again shifted her base for a better opportunity and that in Mumbai. There she got the job in Raa Media Pvt Ltd. as an associate director of two programmes for Doordarshan-Yuva and Paisa Vasool. In the meantime, she also wrote features in DNA as a freelancer. Poulomi directs promotional videos, develops scripts for films for Corporate and NGOs. But an ardent sports lover, Poulomi always had an urge to contribute somewhere in the field of sports. Her love for sports started from an early age when she played gully cricket and football for local teams. Academics and professional hazards sometimes took her away from her passion, but it never died in her. She always nurtured the never-ending dream. So she materialized her dream in the form of ‘SPORTSAVOUR’. It is an online sports portal that serves sports with the tagline ‘For the indigenous, unconventional, unknown’.

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