| Neeraj Chopra praises Pakistan’s javelin thrower, “He is good”

Panipat: Olympian Neeraj Chopra praised Pakistani player Arshad Nadeem who won gold in the Commonwealth Games men’s javelin throw. Arshad won the gold by throwing 90.18 meters in the javelin throw final held on the last day of the Games. Neeraj won gold by throwing 87.58 meters in Tokyo Olympics. Neeraj also won silver at the World Athletics Championships in the US last month. Neeraj got into the medal list with a throw of 88.13 meters. Neeraj said that Arshad Nadeem had crossed his target of throwing to 90 meters.

Neeraj was unable to participate in the Commonwealth Games due to an injury sustained during the World Athletics. Arshad Nadeem also overtook the in-form Grenada’s Anderson Peters. Neeraj congratulated Arshad Nadeem in reply to his Instagram post. Arshad was fifth in Tokyo Olympics and World Championships. The best distance in Tokyo was 82.91 meters and in Eugene 86.16 meters. 90.18m at the Birmingham Games is the third best distance of the season. Anderson Peters threw 93.07m and Jakub Wadlej 90.88m.

DP contested for India in absence of Neeraj. Manu finished fifth with a best distance of 82.28m while Rohit Yadav finished sixth with a throw of 82.22m.

India finished fourth in the Birmingham Commonwealth Games. Despite the absence of shooting and archery, India managed to put up a good performance. The Commonwealth Games shooting competitions scheduled to be held in India in 2021 have been canceled due to the Covid-19 virus pandemic. At the 2018 Gold Coast Games, India stood third with 66 medals, including 26 gold, 20 silver and 20 bronze. He won 16 medals including seven gold in shooting alone. Indian players won 61 medals including 22 gold despite not having shooting. The absence of Javelin Olympic gold medalist Neeraj Chopra was also a shame for India.

India won 22 gold, 16 silver and 23 bronze this year. Won 12 medals including six gold in wrestling. He won medals in all the wrestling categories he competed in. He won 10 medals including three gold medals in darts. Indian athletes have won seven medals including three gold medals in boxing. Indian players won six of the eight medals in badminton. While Lakshya Sen won gold in men’s singles, PV Sindhu also won gold in women’s singles. After winning gold in men’s doubles, Indian players also won silver in mixed team event. While Kidambi Srikanth won bronze in men’s singles, the players also won bronze in women’s doubles. The women’s team won gold for the first time in lawn ball history, while the men’s team won silver. Two medals fell in Judo and Squash. The women’s cricket team won silver, the hockey team won bronze and the men’s hockey team won silver. India has won five medals including three gold in table tennis.

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