Olympics: Javelin throw final continues, India’s Neeraj Chopra raises first gold hopes


Today is the 16th day of the Tokyo Olympics. The final match of India’s star javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra is also underway. Neeraj could win the country’s first gold medal in javelin throw.

Earlier, wrestler Bajrang Punia had won a bronze medal. With this, another medal has been added to India’s account. So far, India has won six medals in the Olympics. Of all the 12 athletes in the final, India’s Neeraj Chopra topped the list in his first attempt. His throw was 87.03 meters. Neeraj has beaten the likes of Julian Weber and Johannes Waiter of Germany. Julian Weber threw the javelin 85.30 meters in the first attempt, while Johannes Waiter’s throw was 82.52 meters.

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Neeraj Chopra made another brilliant throw in the second attempt. He threw the javelin 87.58 meters. In the third attempt, Neeraj Chopra’s throw did not go far. He was able to throw the javelin only 76.79 meters. Neeraj’s best throw is 87.58 meters. At the moment he is in the first place.

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