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Neeraj Chopra 1st appearance in World Athletics

Neeraj Chopra makes his first appearance in the World Athletics Championships final with his opening throw.

So World Athletics Championships: Neeraj Chopra threw a tremendous 88.39 meters to make it to his first ever final.

At the World Athletics Championships in Eugene, Oregon. Olympic champion Neeraj Chopra qualified for the men’s javelin throw final on Friday with just one try. So the 24-year-opening old’s throw of 88.39 meters, which broke the automatic qualification threshold of 83.50 meters, was enough to advance him to the final. Chopra was the first throw-in Group A during qualifying and kept up his excellent season-long form to secure a spot in Sunday’s championship.

Watch Neeraj Chopra’s throw to see how it helped him reach the World Championships final for the first time.

 

Although Grenada’s Anderson Peters outdid Neeraj’s throw with his 89.91m effort later in the day when the competitors in Group B battled it out, Neeraj’s throw won Group A.

Only two athletes, including Peters and Chopra, received direct qualification; the remaining eight qualified by placing among the top 12 athletes in the qualifying round.

Two more competitors passed the 83.50-meter mark: Jakub Vadlejch, who earned silver at the Tokyo Olympics with an effort of 85.23 meters, and Julian Weber, who threw an effort of 87.58 meters.

“The start was promising. I’ll put everything I have into this “,” Chopra remarked following the preliminary round.

“My run-up has a small amount of zigzag. Although I shook a little, it was a good throw “Regarding his throw, he stated.

Neeraj Chopra entered the World Championships in excellent shape after twice breaking the record.

On June 14 at the Paavo Nurmi Games in Finland, he threw a spear 89.30 meters, and last month at the famous Diamond League in Stockholm, he sent his spear 89.94 meters.

He had previously won the javelin throw competition in the Kuortane Games in Finland, throwing 86.69 meters in slick, rainy circumstances.

Given his current form, the Tokyo Olympics winner is predicted to make history by winning a medal at the World Athletics Championships, becoming only the second Indian and first male athlete from the nation.

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