Neeraj Chopra sets new U20 Javelin WORLD RECORD in Poland – WATCH VIDEO
Neeraj Chopra, who broke the earlier record of 84.69 meters held by Latvian Zigismunds Sirmais, recorded a throw of 86.48m.
New Delhi: Javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra wrote his name in history books by becoming the first Indian athlete to become a world champion at any level after winning gold medal at the U-20 World Championships in Poland.
Chopra, who broke the earlier record of 84.69 meters held by Latvian Zigismunds Sirmais, recorded a throw of 86.48m.
The 18-ar-old was gunning for a spot at Rio Olympics but failed to hit the qualifying mark of 83 meters and now have stunned everyone with his record breaking throw.
Watch his history making javelin throw here:
Athletics Federation of India (AFI) has now written to the world governing body IAAF to consider new junior world-record holder in javelin throw as a wild card entry, as the official deadline was 11th of July.