Anderson Peters registered a 90.54m throw in the men’s javelin event at the World Athletics Championship 2022 in Eugene.
India’s javelin icon, and former Olympic gold medallist Neeraj Chopra, finished in second place with a throw of 88.13m.
The javelin stalwarts have a history that can be traced back to the World Junior Athletics Championship 2016.
Neeraj clinched a gold setting a Junior World Record with a throw of 86.48m, whereas Peters took home bronze with a throw of 79.65m.
History repeated itself when Neeraj bagged gold again at the Commonwealth Games in 2018, and Peters registered a bronze medal with an 82.20m throw.
Anderson failed to make it to the finals of the Tokyo Olympics whereas Neeraj won gold with an 87.03m throw.
In the recently concluded Commonwealth Games held in Birmingham, Pakistan’s Arshad Nadeem came up with a massive personal best with a 90.18m throw ousting the reigning World Champion, Anderson Peters.
The Grenadian javelin thrower was placed second with a throw of 88.64m.
“He is young and too strong and will go a long way,” said Anderson praising Arshad Nadeem
Peter’s current form is remarkable with 4 throws exceeding 90m and a personal best of 93.07m