With his first throw, Neeraj Chopra enters the World Athletics Championships final for the first time.
World Athletics Championships: Neeraj Chopra advanced to his first final by throwing an amazing 88.39 meters.
at the Eugene, Oregon, World Athletics Championships. With just one attempt, Olympic champion Neeraj Chopra made it into the men’s javelin throw final on Friday. The 24-year-initial old’s throw of 88.39 meters, which exceeded the 83.50-meter automatic qualification mark, was sufficient to get him into the final. Chopra entered Group A first during qualifying and maintained his stellar performance from earlier in the season to earn a spot in Sunday’s final.
Watch Neeraj Chopra’s throw to learn how, for the first time, he was able to advance to the World Championships championship round.
Straight onto the final 💪
Olympic javelin champion @Neeraj_chopra1 🇮🇳 throws an automatic qualifier of 88.39m on his first attempt!#WorldAthleticsChamps pic.twitter.com/tOzsEwkxLS
— World Athletics (@WorldAthletics) July 22, 2022
When Group B athletes competed later that day, Grenada’s Anderson Peters outperformed Neeraj’s throw with his 89.91m effort, but Neeraj’s throw won Group A.
Peters and Chopra were two of the two athletes who received direct qualification; the other eight athletes qualified by finishing among the top 12 competitors in the qualifying round.
Jakub Vadlejch, who won silver at the Tokyo Olympics with an effort of 85.23 meters, and Julian Weber, who threw an effort of 87.58 meters, were the next two competitors to surpass the 83.50-meter mark.
“The beginning offered promise. Following the preliminary round, Chopra said, “I’ll give this everything I’ve got.
My run-up has a slight zigzag to it. It was a good throw, despite the fact that I shook a little, he said.
So after breaking the record twice, Neeraj Chopra was in great shape going into the World Championships.
He shot his spear 89.30 meters on June 14 in the Paavo Nurmi Games in Finland, and 89.94 meters last month at the renowned Diamond League in Stockholm.
His previous victory came in the javelin throw event at the Kuortane Games in Finland, where he threw 86.69 meters in sloppy, rainy conditions.
So given his present form, the Olympic gold medalist from Tokyo is expected to become the first male and only the second Indian to win a medal at the World Athletics Championships.
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