Asian Games 2023 Neeraj Chopra : Indian athletes won a record number of medals in Asian Games 2023. India has won 76 medals so far, making it India’s highest ever medal tally in the Asian Games. Most of them 26 medals have been won in athletics. All eyes were on Neeraj Chopra’s performance today and he clinched the gold medal with a javelin throw of 88.88m (best performance). India’s Kishore Kumar Jena took silver with 87.54m. India won the silver medal in the women’s 4x400m relay with a time of 3 minutes 27.85 seconds.
Historic GOLD & SILVER for India 🔥🔥🔥
Neeraj Chopra wins Gold & Kishore Jena wins Silver medal in Javelin Throw.
Neeraj with SB: 88.88m
Kishore with PB: 87.54m (Also qualifies for Paris Olympics. #AGwithIAS | #IndiaAtAsianGames#AsianGames2022pic.twitter.com/CRxQN9ZxL0
— India_AllSports (@India_AllSports) October 4, 2023
Neeraj Chopra and Kishore Kumar Jena were the two Indian medal contenders. Pakistan’s Arshad Nadeem, the previous Asian Games silver medallist, withdrew due to injury. In 2018, Neeraj had won the gold medal in the Asian Games with a javelin throw of 88.06 meters. Taipei’s Cheng Chao-Tsun is the first Asian athlete to throw the javelin above 90 meters and failed on his first attempt today. Neeraj threw the javelin 85 meters in his first attempt. But, even after 15-20 minutes, he did not show the exact distance covered. This caused a lot of confusion and he had to throw the javelin again due to a technicality. In it he threw the javelin 82.38 meters, the confusion of the umpires certainly made a difference to his performance.
Kishore finished second with a javelin throw of 81.76 meters in his first attempt, but saw a flurry in his second attempt. Then Neeraj came forward for him. Neeraj retained his top position with a javelin throw of 84.49 meters in his second attempt. But, Kishore jumped to the top spot with his personal best javelin throw of 86.77m in his third attempt. With this performance, Kishore also sealed the ticket for Paris Olympics 2024. In his fourth attempt, Neeraj threw a javelin of 88.88 meters to regain the top spot. Kishore strengthened his hold on the second position with a javelin throw of 87.54m.
Who is Kishore Jenna?
Born in Kothasahi village of Odisha’s Puri district, the 28-year-old teenager did the maximum today. He secured his ticket to the Paris Olympics by throwing 86.77 meters. He won a silver medal at the National Championships in Bhubaneswar in 2023 and then recorded a personal best of 84.38m at the Sri Lankan Championships. At the World Championships, he had to settle for fifth with 84.77m.
Neeraj Chopra’s performance
2020 Tokyo Olympics
2023 World Championships
2022 Diamond League
2018 Asian Championship
2018 Commonwealth Games
2017 Asian Championships
2022 World Championships
2023 Diamond League
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