Indian athlete Neeraj Chopra sets world record in IAAF
New Delhi: Neeraj Chopra, the Indian athlete has set a new world record in the under-20 IAAF championship in Bydgoszcz of Poland on Saturday.
Neeraj settled with the gold by throwing his javelin to 86.48m mark.
Chopra hails from Khandra village in Haryana and came to limelight in December last when he set a world leading distance of 81.04m to win the Inter-Varsity Championship gold in Patiala. Neeraj has missed his Olympic berth by a whisker.
It may be mentioned that it was India's first gold medal in the U-20 worlds following the two bronze medals won by discus throwers. Earlier, Seema Antil climbed the podium when she won the bronze in 2002. Navjeet Kaur Dhillon settled for Bronze in 2004.