India’s star athlete Neeraj Chopra has made it to the finals of the javelin throw at the Tokyo Olympics today (Wednesday).
Neeraj, playing his first Olympics, entered the final of the javelin throw with a throw of 86.65 meters in his first attempt of the Group A qualifying round and raised the country’s medal hopes.
In fact, Neeraj also topped Group A with this throw. There, world number one Johannes Waiter finished second in his third attempt with a distance of 85.64. The self-qualification mark for entry in the final of this match was set at 83.50 meters.
The country is hoping for Neeraj Chopra to win a medal at the Tokyo Olympics and today he has raised those hopes with his performance in the qualifying round. By qualifying for the final in his first throw, Neeraj has shown that he is in excellent form in this Olympics.
Johannes Vetter of Germany (85.65m) and Lacey Atletalo of Finland (84.50m), who finished fourth from Group A at the Rio Olympics and strong contenders for the Tokyo Games title, also finished second and third respectively. Stay in place. The world number one waiter made his third and Lacey made it to the final in the first attempt.