Neeraj Chopra won silver in the World Athletics Championships, writing history once more

Neeraj Chopra finished second after Anderson Peters of Grenada with a best throw of 88.13m

Olympic champion Neeraj Chopra made history by becoming only the second Indian and first male track and field athlete to win a medal in the World Championships by clinching silver in the javelin throw final

Chopra, 24, who entered the competition as a medal favorite, finished second with a best throw of 88.13m

Anju Bobby George, the renowned long jumper, was the first Indian to earn a bronze medal at the World Championships in 2003 in Paris

Neeraj Chopra started with a foul throw and threw 82.39m and 86.37m to finish fourth after three rounds

Neeraj Chopra regained his rhythm with a massive fourth-round throw of 88.13m, his fourth career-best performance, to surge to the second position, which he maintained until the conclusion

Anderson Peters of Grenada won gold with a best throw of 90.54m, while Olympic silver medalist Jakub Vadlejch of the Czech Republic claimed bronze with 88.09m

Neeraj Chopra won the Group A qualification round and qualified for the final in second place behind Peters, throwing his spear 88.39m, his third career-best throw

Rohit Yadav, the only Indian in the competition, finished 10th with a best throw of 78.72m. Rohit completed 11th in the qualification round with a best throw of 80.42m

PM Narendra Modi congratulated Olympic champion Neeraj Chopra, on his silver medal in the javelin throw final at the World Championships