The two Javelin Throwers have been rivals from a very young age

Neeraj Chopra and Anderson Peter's rivalry:
A history

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The two first fought for a medal at the 2016 IAAF World Under-20 Championships, where Neeraj won the Gold, and Anderson had to settle for Bronze.

Battle of the Young Guns

Their first senior battle came in the 2018 Commonwealth Games, where Neeraj won the Gold, and Anderson had to settle for Bronze at that event yet again. 

2018 CWG challenge

A throw of 80.42m was not enough for the Grenadian at the Olympics, which meant that Peters could not even qualify for the finals. 

2020 Tokyo Olympics disappointment for Peters...

It was Neeraj's moment to shine, with the Indian star athlete making history with a second attempt throw of 87.58m and winning the gold medal.

...As Neeraj shines
bright yellow

Neeraj won golds at the Paavo Nurmi Games and Kuortane Games in
Finland in June.

Two Golds for Neeraj
this season

At the Stockholm Diamond League, Peters reserved his best performance with a 90.31m-throw, much more than Neeraj's personal best of 89.94m for the top spot.

Peters bounces back
in Sweden

At the Doha Diamond League, Peters bagged his own personal best, with the massive throw of 93.07m, the fifth-best of all time.

Peters' PB is fifth
best in the world

Peters crossed 90m thrice in six attempts, the only thrower to do so in this
edition of the WAC

The prowess of Peters

This is a second straight gold for Peters at the World Athletics Championships. In 2019, he won gold with a throw of 86.89m, with Neeraj missing out after suffering an injury.

Only thrower with consecutive golds

The two of them will now clash at the Commonwealth Games (CWG) and the Indian golden boy will hope to oust his rival and close counterpart yet again.

Next stop:
Commonwealth Games

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