Oregon22 has 2 great back to back javelin champions who retained their Gold. Anderson Peters of Grenada won the event’s second consecutive world gold medal twenty-four hours after Australia’s Kelsey-Lee Barber successfully defended her title.
Now there are two consecutive javelin champions at the World Athletics Championships Oregon22.
In order to defeat the challenge from Olympic champion Neeraj Chopra of India and Olympic silver medalist Jakub Vadlejch of the Czech Republic, he did it with one of the finest javelin series ever, producing three throws beyond the 90-meter line.
Vadlejch, second in the throwing order, took an early lead with 85.52m but Peters soon made his intentions known by opening with 90.21m. Germany’s Julian Weber also got off to a strong start with 86.86m – a mark which remained his best of the night.
Peters and Vadlejch improved in round two, throwing 90.46m and 87.23m respectively. Chopra then found his groove in round three, landing a throw of 86.37m to move into fourth place. It spurred Vadlejch into producing his best mark of the night, 88.09m, just minutes later.