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Neeraj Chopra bags silver and books spot for IAAF World Championship in London

27-Apr-2017 21:43

Neeraj Chopra bags silver and books spot for IAAF World Championship in London

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27 April 2017
AFI Media
Jiaxing, China: India’s world junior champion in javelin throw Neeraj Chopra bagged silver and bettered his silver medal throw 82.11m (AGP Leg-1) and climbed to 83.32m in Asian Grand Prix (leg 2) today in Jiaxing, China. The youngster has also crossed the qualification mark of 83.00m and booked a spot for the upcoming IAAF World Championships to be held in London from August 4-13, 2017.

Kerala’s power-packed long-jumper Neena Varakil who has won the Bronze medal in AGP leg-1 on April 24 in Jinhua, today cleared the maximum distance of 6.37m to win the yellow medal and brought laurels to India. 

India also bagged another silver medal in women’s 800m with Tintu Lukka clocking 2:06.32 seconds.

Manpreet Kaur wasn’t happy as she could not repeat the world class performance which displayed in Jinhua three days ago in the women’s shot put event. Today, Manpreet managed to bag a silver medal with the throw of 17.46m losing the yellow medal to Bian Ka of China who was best in the field with a 18.03m throw.

Sprinter Dutee Chand clocked 11.57seconds to win silver medal in 100m Women’s event. 

In the Men’s shot put, Om Prakash Singh won a bronze medal with a throw of 18.73m.

Meanwhile, Jinson Johnson who won the silver in 800m Men’s in leg 1 failed to repeat the same and clocked 1:53.76 to finish eighth.  Vidyasagar Siddarajanaya also finished eighth in Men’s 100m event with the timing of 11.29s.Triple jumper Babu Rakesh finished on the 5th place with 15.73m.

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