On the conclusion of the World Athletics Championships 2022 in Oregon on Sunday, Indian javelin champion Neeraj Chopra was all love for his Pakistani rival Arshad Nadeem. Chopra received the silver medal with a throw of 88.13 meters, and Nadeem got here in fifth with a superb throw of 86.16m.
“I spoke to Arshad after the competitors ended,” Neeraj Chopra mentioned. “I informed him that he did very effectively. He replied that he had points along with his elbow. I additional congratulated him for a terrific throw.”
“It was his comeback from harm, and it was commendable that he threw the javelin over 86 metres,” Chopra informed media after changing into the second Indian, following Anju Bobby George in 2003, to take dwelling a medal from the worldwide athletics championships.
Chopra informed media after changing into the second Indian, following Anju Bobby George in 2003, to take dwelling a medal from the worldwide athletics championships.
On the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, Neeraj Chopra and Arshad Nadeem each participated in sports activities. By rehearsing his throws with the Indian javelin star earlier than the graduation of the championship match, Arshad Nadeem sparked controversy.
Though Nadeem was charged by sure media shops of “tampering” with Chopra’s gold-medal spear, the Olympic winner displayed his aggressive spirit by swiftly quelling any indicators of hostility between India and Pakistan.
Neeraj Chopra clarified any misunderstandings by tweeting, “There was nothing mistaken with Arshad Nadeem utilizing my javelin to arrange. It’s inside guidelines, and please don’t use my identify to push a unclean agenda,” Neeraj Chopra had mentioned.
Arshad Nadeem, who has confronted off in opposition to Neeraj Chopra in a lot of competitions, was the primary Pakistani athlete to earn a spot within the monitor and discipline competitors on the Olympics final yr. Nadeem earned bronze within the 2018 Asian Video games whereas Chopra took dwelling the gold.
Arshad Nadeem’s first contest for the reason that Tokyo Olympics final yr was the Oregon 2022 world championships. The Commonwealth Video games 2022, which start on Thursday in Birmingham, can have each of them in motion subsequent.
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