World Athletics Championships 2022 LIVE: WCH Oregon 2022: There is going to be huge competition for the gold medal in the men’s…
World Athletics Championships 2022 LIVE: WCH Oregon 2022: There is going to be huge competition for the gold medal in the men’s javelin throw at the Worlds. Anderson Peters is the overall favourite for the gold medal. The likes of India’s Neeraj Chopra, who won gold at Tokyo Olympics, is also in the fray. Other solid contenders include Jakub Vadlejch, Julian Weber, Oliver Helander amongst others. Follow World Athletics Championships 2022 live updates with InsideSport.IN
The World Championships will, however, miss Johannes Vetter, who is absent from the competition due to inury. Even without the German, the field is very competitive and it could be anyone’s game in Oregon.
It just depends on who throws best at the given day. The likes of Anderson Peters and Jakub Vadlejch having both thrown the spear beyond the 90m mark. Neeraj’s best has been 89.94 this season while Helander has been close with 89.83. It just shows the level of competition, which is going to be present at the big ticket event in the United States.
Even Neeraj acknowledges the top level of competition that has taken place in the last few months. He does not see that changing at the Worlds.
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“In javelin throw, there is good competition right now. It has been quite competitive, you must have seen that. There have been competitions where some of them have even thrown above the 89m mark also,” Neeraj said during a virtual interaction on Wednesday.
“Like me, there are other competitors, who have been throwing consistently as well. With the kind of consistency athletes have shown, I feel competition will be strong. But yes we will see it that day itself.”
World Athletics Championships 2022 LIVE: Neeraj Chopra talks about MAJOR COMPETITORS for medal in Oregon, says ‘competition is going to be strong’
Neeraj Chopra Gold Medals in Multi Games Meet
- Tokyo 2020 Olympics
- Asian Games 2018 Jakarta
- Commonwealth Games 2018 Gold Coast
- Asian Championships 2017 Bhubaneshwar
- South Asian Games 2016 Shillong
- World Junior Championships 2016
The competition is expected to be hot and Neeraj needs to be at his best with Peters in some scintillating form this season. He has thrown the spear beyond the 90m mark more than once this season while Neeraj is yet to breach that mark.
However, Neeraj has defeated Peters twice in the Turku and Kouorante. He can use that as an inspiration to win a gold medal at the World Championships.