Grenada’s Anderson Peters beat Olympic champion Neeraj Chopra to retain the men’s world javelin title with a sixth-round throw of 90.54 metres at the World Athletics Championships,Oregon,USA..
India’s Chopra threw 88.13m for silver and Czech Republic’s Jakub Vadlejch, who won silver in Tokyo last year, took bronze with an effort of 88.09m.
Kenya’s Julius Yego who won the world title in Beijing in 2015 failed to progress past the group phase after recording 79.60m.
Portugal’s Pichardo eases to world triple jump gold
Portugal’s Pedro Pichardo continued his dominance in the men’s triple jump by adding his first World Championships title to the Olympic gold he won in Tokyo.
The 29-year-old, a two-times world silver medallist for Cuba before switching allegiance to Portugal, jumped a world-leading 17.95 metres on his first attempt to take the top spot.
Pichardo becomes Portugal’s first world champion in the event since Nelson Evora in Osaka in 2007.
Burkina Faso’s Hugues Fabrice Zango finished a distant second with an effort of 17.55m.
China’s Olympic silver medallist Zhu Yaming claimed bronze with 17.31m.