This Article First Appeared In The Scroll On August 29, 2023
The distance of 88.17 metres. That’s a figure, along with 87.58 metres, that will go down as one of the most iconic in Indian sports history. The latter helped the country win its first Olympic gold medal in athletics.
But on Sunday night, Neeraj Chopra hurled his 800 gram javelin to 88.17 meters to win India’s first World Athletics Championships gold medal.