16+ CR GTD
Header banner - Calling Stn
Pokersaint - Lead

Neeraj Chopra brings India Javelin Gold at Asian Games

by Gutshot Editorial Posted on 29 Aug, 2018

India has been having a brilliant outing at the 2018 Asian Games so far, with over 40 medals coming home and still quite a few days to be played out. One such success for India a couple of days back was Hima Das clocking a national record to win silver in the Women’s 400 meters final.

While India hasn’t been known for their performances in athletics, this has been a good competition for them thus far, the latest one being Neeraj Chopra winning gold in the men’s javelin throw event. The 20-year old created history, becoming the first Indian to win gold in javelin throw in the history of the Asian Games.

Each player was given six throws and while Chopra’s second and sixth throw were fouls, his third throw went on to become a record-breaking one, passing his own personal best and national record, with a throw of 88.06 meters; the silver went to China while Pakistan took home the bronze medal.

Chopra was India’s flag bearer at the Asian Games opening ceremony a couple of weeks back and expectations from him were very high. However, he didn’t disappoint, winning India its 8th gold medal of the tournament. He was also then lauded for his friendly gesture towards his Pakistani opponent, Arshad Nadeem, who finished third.

“It took me seven years to be at the place where I am right now. When I started throwing javelin in 2011, nothing happened for the first three years. I kept performing without winning medals. I never won at state level competitions, but I never let the failures affect me,” said Chopra, expressing that he knew his time would come one day.

India’s previous best performance in javelin throw at the Asian Games was that of Gurtej Singh, who won a bronze medal in New Delhi, way back in the 1982 Games. As the day went on, India also went on to win their 9th gold medal of the tournament, with 28-year old Manjit Singh winning gold in the men’s 800 meters event. Countryman Jinson Jonson finished second in the same event, bagging a silver medal.

Keep reading GutshotMagazine.com for more updates on the 2018 Asian Games.

Do you have an account on Uma Poker? You wouldn’t want to miss out on their registration and deposit bonuses, including free tickets to their daily ‘Fishpool’ tournament for new users. To avail this, sign-up HERE using code “GUTSHOT100”. Also, read our online poker rooms section, to know about the biggest and best poker rooms in the country.

poker rooms slim


Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Dangal box

Top 10 Poker Rooms

  • Calling Station
    Calling Station

    Instant withdrawal; Use “RELOAD20” on deposits for 20% locked bonus
    Offer: "GUTSHT" Register

  • 9stacks

    Instant withdrawal; 100% locked bonus on first deposit
    Offer: "9GUTSHOT Register

  • PokerSaint

    60-seconds withdrawal; 100% locked bonus on first deposit
    Offer: "GUT100" Register

  • Poker Dangal
    Poker Dangal

    INR 500 Free on sign-up; (425 Locked, 75 Instant)
    Offer: 150% on first deposit up to INR 5,000 Register

  • Natural8

    Sign-up code "GUTSHOT"
    Offer: 200% bonus up to $500 or $100 in instant rewards Register

  • Pocket52

    Up to 300% bonus for first-time depositors
    Offer: "GUTSHOT52" - 10% Instant + 190% Locked + Free Ticket worth Rs.110 Register

  • Poker Tempo
    Poker Tempo

    Free Rs. 700 on Signup - 600 Ticket for 1 Lakh GTD tournament, 50 Instant, 50 Locked
    Offer: "WELCOME700" - First deposit bonus of 150% Register


    Sign-up with "GSBLZ"
    Offer: NA Register

  • PokerStars India
    PokerStars India

    Deposit Rs.500 and get First Deposit Bonus of Rs.2,500 + 5 tickets to Depositor Freerolls
    Offer: "IMIN2500" Register

  • Spartan Poker
    Spartan Poker

    Sign-up with "GUTSHOT"
    Offer: "GUT300X" to get 300% on your deposit Register

BSU box banner

Want to share your thoughts about poker?

Then click the button to submit your article.

Facebook + Follow

Instagram + Follow

Welcome Bonus upto INR 5600

Welcome Bonus upto INR 5600