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Neeraj wins javelin gold at CWG

IANS  |  Gold Coast (Australia) 

India's won the men's title at the 21st (CWG) here on Saturday.

Neeraj registered his season's best performance of 86.47 metres in the final.

took the silver medal for with 82.59m while Grenada's Anderson Peters hurled the a distance of 82.20m for the bronze.

Vipin Kashana, the other Indian in the fray, took the fifth spot with an attempt of 77.87m.

Neeraj started with an opening throw of 85.50m before fouling his second attempt.

He had an effort of 84.78m in his third attempt before coming up with the winning mark with his fourth throw.

His fifth effort saw the travel a distance of 83.48m. He then ended his campaign with a foul in his sixth and final attempt.

Later in the day, Jinson Johnson set a new national record of 3 minutes and 37.86 seconds while taking the fifth spot in the men's 1,500m final.

Endurance running took the gold and silver medals. registered 3:34.78 to win the title while compatriot took silver with 3:35.17.

of took home the bronze medal with a time of 3:35.97.

of England beat Johnson to the fourth position by a fraction of a second with a time of 3:37.43.

The promising Arpinder Singh also missed a podium spot in the men's The athlete registered a best attempt of 16.46m to finish fourth.

of came up with his season's best performance of 16.88m to win the gold medal. Yordanys Garcia (16.86m) will take the silver medal to while took the bronze medal for Cameroon with a personal best mark of 16.80m.

--IANS

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First Published: Sat, April 14 2018. 12:26 IST
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