Tuesday, 9 August, 2022

Topic: Javelin

Neeraj Chopra bags silver medal in athletics at World Athletic Championship

Neeraj also became India's first track and field athlete to take the silver medal in the World Championships.

Sumit Antil bags India’s second gold at Paralympics, sets world record in javelin throw

The 23-year-old para-athlete from Haryana sent the spear to 68.55m in his 5th attempt. Australian Michal Burian & Sri Lanka's Dulan Kodithuwakku won silver & bronze respectively.

Devendra Jhajharia wins silver, Sundar Gurjar bags bronze in men’s javelin throw F46 event

Jhajahria, 40, pulled off a new personal best throw of 64.35m for the silver, while 25-year-old Gurjar was third with a best effort of 64.01m at the Tokyo Paralympics.

Another medal missed – Arshad Nadeem’s loss makes Pakistanis demand better sports facilities

Pakistanis want their atheltes to win both medals and hearts. But they also know why Tokyo Olympics couldn't end the country's dry run since Barcelona 1992.

Subedar Neeraj Chopra’s gold at Tokyo shows Army Sports Institute’s efforts have paid off

The stellar performance of Indian women in the Tokyo Olympics shows the need to expand the scope of Army's Mission Olympics Programme to admit girls in institutes too.

With Olympics ‘golden throw’, Subedar Neeraj Chopra could land promotion in Army

Neeraj Chopra, who belongs to 4 Rajputana Rifles, initially took to the javelin to lose weight. Now, he's earned India's first Olympics gold in athletics.

Neeraj Chopra qualifies for men’s javelin throw final in first attempt at Tokyo Olympics

Competing in his first Olympics, Chopra took a few seconds to make it to finals as he sent the spear well past the qualifying mark of 83.50m in the first attempt.

Meet India’s only truly world-class athlete, and it’s not Virat Kohli

Shekhar Gupta catches up with javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra, 21, who won India its first Asian Games gold in the sport at the Jakarta games.

Neeraj Chopra is the crown prince of javelin & Indians should be excited about his future

Chopra’s gold medal winning performance at the Jakarta Asiad is even more heartening because of the distances he’s already achieving at the age of 20.

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Tale of two ships – How Delhi is asserting Indianness of the Indian Ocean to China

A US Navy ship docked in an Indian port for the first time. And a Chinese ship couldn’t in Sri Lanka. New Delhi is finally pulling strings.
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‘We are cracking down’— how Modi govt plans to make it tougher for states to fund freebies

The Narendra Modi government is looking at ways to check states’ spending on handouts like free electricity and rations. The first step is to tighten the noose on state borrowings.


Representational image | Indian Army soldiers during the Army Day Parade at Cariappa Parade Ground in New Delhi | ANI Photo

Army looks to reduce troops by 2 lakh, deployment in Kashmir could be rejigged

The Army, which faces a shortage of about 1.35 lakh personnel, is aiming to reduce its strength from 12.8 lakh to around 10.8 lakh.

In Kashmir 3 years on, 3 positive changes, 3 things that should’ve happened & 3 that got worse

Kashmir as a crisis has fallen off our headlines and from the top of our collective minds. Which is precisely the most important change for the better.