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Neeraj Chopra storms into the javelin final, boosting his chances of winning an Olympic medal

Neeraj Chopra storms into the javelin final, boosting his chances of winning an Olympic medal

Neeraj Chopra became the first Indian athlete to reach an Olympic final. The 23-year-old hurled 86.65 meters on his first and only try to clinch a spot in the final. Neeraj will enter the final as one of the favorites to win a medal.

Key Summary

  • Neeraj Chopra hurled 86.65 meters on his first and only try to clinch a spot in the final.
  • The 23-year-old will enter the final as one of the favorites to win a medal.
  • Neeraj will be hoping to improve on his career best of 88.07m with his final throws.
  • Johannes Vetter, who has a personal best of 97.76m, is one of Neerjan’s top challengers.

Neeraj Chopra, India’s top javelin thrower, has advanced to the finals of the Men’s Javelin Throw at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. The 23-year-old Indian hurled 86.65 meters on his first and only try to clinch a spot in the final at Tokyo Olympic Stadium.

With this try, Neeraj Chopra won the qualification stage and will enter the final as a medal contender. In the process, he became the first Indian javelin thrower to reach an Olympic final.

It has been a long time coming, but India may finally hope to see a medal won in an athletic event. Neeraj Chopra is one win away from completing it, and we take a look at what happened today in the qualification stages.

A Group

In Group A, Johannes Vetter’s participation appears to be a blessing in disguise, since Neeraj now understands what he must perform in the finals to earn gold. This is something that Indian supporters have been keeping a close eye on because Neeraj had a good chance of qualifying and even winning a medal.

In group A, Johannes Vetter threw a total of 85.64 to qualify. When compared to his regular throws of 89m and 90m that he has been averaging over the last year, this comes as a surprise from the German. This is something that Indian supporters have been keeping a close eye on because Neeraj had a good chance of qualifying and even winning a medal.

In group A, Johannes Vetter threw a total of 85.64 to qualify. When compared to his regular throws of 89m and 90m that he has been averaging over the last year, this comes as a surprise from the German. While the qualification is not predictive of what to anticipate in the finals, it can be a significant mental lift for Neeraj, who will be hoping to improve on his career best of 88.07m with his final throws. Johannes Vetter, who has a personal best of 97.76m, is one of Neeraj’s top challengers. Neeraj has yet to break the 90m barrier, but he has the potential to do so in the finals.

Lassi Etelatolo finished third in the group with a throw of 84.50m, securing his spot. However, Neeraj should consider Johannes to be his biggest opponent from Group A moving into the finals.

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