Saturday, 22 January, 2022

Topic: Javelin

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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The BBC Broadcasting House in London

BBC is Britain’s only imperial legacy with purpose, UK must value it to remain in soft-power war

It’s deeply worrying that the Johnson govt, filled with defenders of the country’s imperial past, seems intent on rendering this last great British asset valueless.

Mahindra expects strong recovery in auto sales as supply chain constraints ease

According to Mahindra, the auto industry is poised for a very strong rebound because it has been buffeted by a number of factors over the last 2-3 years.


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Won’t be silent if rules-based order challenged, envoy Lindner says as German warship visits

In an exclusive interview, the German ambassador to India said port call of the German warship Bayern in Mumbai shows the significance of the Indo-Pacific region.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

Read my lips, I’m hurting, says Pakistan’s National Security Policy. What it means for India

The new policy is mostly chaff, but it reveals the most inward-looking Pakistan in 3 decades. It needs breathing space, and is realising loss of stature and friendship with US.