India’s Neeraj Chopra qualifies for Men’s Javelin throw finals at Tokyo Olympics in first attempt with extraordinary 86.65 M throw


India’s Neeraj Chopra on Wednesday qualified to the finals of Men’s Javelin throw competition in his first attempt. Chopra’s first and only throw covered a distance of 86.65 M as he topped the Group A to automatically qualify for the finals.

Neeraj ChopraThe finals would take place on 7 August.

Another Indian athlete, Annu Rani, failed to qualify for the finals in the women’s javelin throw event.

Shivpal Singh was another Indian, seeking to book a place in the finals from Group B of the men’s javelin throw competition at the Tokyo Olympics. Singh’s best throw was 76.40 M and has missed out on the qualification for the finals.

Athletes covering a distance of 83.50 M would automatically qualify for the finals. Alternatively, 12 athletes with the best distance would lock horns in the finals.