Tokyo Olympics: Neeraj Chopra qualifies for javelin throw final

Ace India javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra on Wednesday qualified for the final at the ongoing Tokyo Olympics on Wednesday after finishing at the top in his group.

Neeraj, 23, meanwhile also finished ahead of Germany’s Johannes Vetter, who is being considered as the favourite for gold at the event.

Neeraj, the junior world champion, cleared the automatic qualifying mark of 83.50 metres with his first attempt of 86.65 metres in Group A.

The final will be held on Saturday.

On the other hand, Germany’s Vetter was second in the Group A with a throw of 85.64m.

India’s other javelin thrower Shivpal Singh came up with below-par throws and attained his best of 76.40 in his first attempt to finish 12th in Group B and failed to qualify.

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