Neeraj Chopra shines at Asiad; wins 1st javelin gold for India

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Neeraj Chopra shines at Asiad; wins 1st javelin gold for India

Jakarta: In what could be a proud moment for India, javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra on Monday became the first-ever Indian to win a gold medal at the Asian Games.

20-year-old hurled the javelin to a distance of 88.06m to bag the Asiad gold.

“I dedicate my medal to Atal Bihari Vajpayee ji who was a great man,” Chopra said.

Neeraj had also become the first Indian to bag gold in the javelin throw at the Commonwealth Games earlier this year.

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Meanwhile, Saina Nehwal lost to Chinese Taipei player Tai Tzu Ying in the semifinals and bagged bronze at the ongoing Asian Games.

The 28-year-old shuttler was handed over a 17-21, 14-21 straight-games defeat by Tzu Ying in the semi-final clash which lasted 36 minutes. Nehwal, earlier, defeated Ratchanok Intanon of Thailand 21-18, 21-16 in the quarter-final to book a semi-final berth for herself.

India’s 36-year-long wait for a badminton singles medal at the Asian Games came to an end when ace shuttler PV Sindhu made history by qualifying for the finals defeating Akane Yamaguchi.

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