Tokyo Olympics Athletics LIVE – Neeraj Chopra Javelin Thow Olympics: Neeraj Chopra has qualified for the finals and will represent India in the men’s javelin throw finals on 7th August, 4.30 PM. He qualified with just his first throw of 86,65m. However, Shivpal Singh has failed to qualify for the finals after his best in his 3 attempts was 78.20m. Follow live updates of Javelin Throw competition in Tokyo Olympics on InsideSport.co
Neeraj Chopra Javelin Thow Olympics – Qualifies on his 1st Throw itself
Neeraj Chopra Javelin Thow Olympics: India’s star Javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra kept India’s hopes of an elusive Olympic medal from track and field events alive by earning a direct qualification into the finals with a stunning throw of 86.65m that put him on the top of the Group A contest on Wednesday. Competing in his first Olympics, the 23-year-old Chopra took just a few seconds to make to the final round to be held on Saturday as he sent the spear well past the qualifying mark of 83.50m in his first attempt.
Chopra’s performance on Saturday will go down as one of the best performances by an Indian in the Olympics, as he finished ahead of gold medal favourite and 2017 world champion Johannes Vetter of Germany.
Vetter, who had earlier said that Chopra will find it tough to beat him in the Olympics, struggled in his first two throws before crossing the automatic qualification mark with a 85.64m final throw.
Shivpal Singh Javelin Throw LIVE Updates – Indian Fails to Qualify
@7:47 AM: In his 3rd and final attempt, Shivpal Singh throws 74.81m and has failed to qualify for the finals.
@7:44 AM: With a best of 76.40m, Shivpal will need to throw 80+ in his 3rd attempt to enter the safety net.
@7:34 AM: Pakistan’s Arshad Nadeem has gained direct qualification after throwing 85.16m in his 2nd attempt.
@7:32 AM: Shivpal Singh throws a 74.80m in his 2nd attempt, not better than his previous one.
@7:26 AM: After 1st attempts of all the throwers, Shivpal Singh sits at the 10th rank
@7:21 AM: 4th qualification spot has been earned by the German Julian Weber as threw 84.41m in his 1st attempt
@7:18 AM: No thrower has qualified directly yet. Republic of Moldova’s Andrian Mardare holds the 1st spot in Group B with 80.69m.
@7:11 AM: Shivpal Singh throws 76.40m in his 1st throw
@7:05 AM: Polish Marcin Krukowski gets us underway, however, his first throw attempt is a foul
@7:02 AM: Shivpal is wearing bib number 2303. His season-best is 81.63m which is not good enough for qualification.
@6:55 AM: World No. 18 Shivpal will throw at number 6. He has a personal best of 86.23m
@6:50 AM: After Neeraj Chopra qualified with his 1st throw of 86.65 m, all eyes are on Shivpal Singh who will try to qualify for the finals from Group B.
— SAIMedia (@Media_SAI) August 4, 2021
Ok- Vetter qualifies with 85.64 throw. Neeraj is the only one to throw 86+ in Group A qualification so far.
— Tokyo Olympics Updates (@Punterlife1) August 4, 2021
Indian Javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra progressed for the men’s final here at the Olympic Stadium on Wednesday after attaining an automatic qualification in the Men’s Long Throws Qualification — Group A.
Qualifying performance of 83.50 (Q) or at least 12 best performers (q) will advance to the final of the men’s javelin throw. However, these 12 performers will be a compilation of competitors from Group A and B.
The Group B qualification round will take place later in the day and the remaining throws of Group A are also happening.
Neeraj Chopra who was throwing the javelin in 15th position in the group threw a monstrous throw of 86.65m and automatically qualified for the final after just his first attempt. Finland’s Lassi Etelatalo was another thrower who automatically qualified in the first attempt.
The men’s Javelin throw final will be on August 7 at the Olympic Stadium.
Earlier on Tuesday, another Indian Javelin thrower Annu Rani failed to qualify for the women’s final here at the Olympic Stadium on Tuesday after an underwhelming show in the Women’s Long Throws Qualification — Group A
Tokyo Olympics Athletics LIVE – Neeraj Chopra Javelin Thow Olympics
— vikram (@vikram140gulati) August 4, 2021
@5:58 AM: Neeraj has qualified for the finals and he will play in the finals on 7th August at 4:30 PM.
@5:52 AM: Neeraj Chopra has qualified for the men’s javelin throw qualifiers after throwing 86.65m in his first attempt!
@5:50 AM: Finland’s Lassi Etelatalo is the first from this pool to qualify. He throws 84.50m in his first attempt which is over the qualification mark- 83.50m
@5:47 AM: World No. 1 Johannes Vetter is up now and he throws 82.04m in his 1st attempt. He is in the 3rd spot after this attempt
@5:44 AM: After 7 throwers have made their 1st attempt, Romania’s Mihaita is in front. He was the first thrower- 83.27m
@5:41 AM: The World record is 98.48m which is held by Czech Republic’s Jan Zelezny in Germany, 1996.
@5:38 AM: Romania’s Mihaita Alexandru gets us underway and he throws 83.27 in his 1st attempt.
@5:31 AM: World No. 1 Germany’s Johannes Vetter is in this group. He has an impressive personal best of 97.76m.
@5:30 AM: Neeraj Chopra is getting warmed up, he has a bib number 2297.
@5:27 AM: The athletes are in the Olympic stadium and are getting ready to throw their 1st attempt.
@5:25 AM: The men’s javelin throw Group A Qualification event will start in 10 minutes. There are total of 16 throwers and Neeraj Chopra has order number 15.
— SAIMedia (@Media_SAI) August 3, 2021
What Chopra & Shivpal have to do to Qualify for the Finals of Javelin Throw?
- Qualification Rules: Qualifying performance 83.50 (Q) or at least 12 best performers (q) advance to the Final – This means both Indian throwers will either have to achieve the Qualification mark of 83.5m or they have to be in Top 12 performers collectively in two groups
- Group A has 16 Throwers including Neeraj Chopra / Group B also has 16 throwers including Shivpal
- Shivpal has personal best of 86.23 – but his season-best is just 81.63 which is far below the Qualification mark
- Neeraj on the other hand has 88.07 as his personal as well as the season best and should easily achieve the qualification mark.
Match Details: Neeraj Chopra, Shivpal Singh (Athletics- Javelin throw Qualification)
Time: 5:35 AM (Neeraj Chopra); 7:05 AM (Shivpal Singh)
Venue: Olympic Stadium- Long Throws
Neeraj Chopra Javelin Thow Olympics: Magical Neeraj Chopra qualifies for finals with his 1st throw, Shivpal Singh disappoints- follow live updates: Follow live updates of Javelin Throw competition in Tokyo Olympics on InsideSport.co