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Tokyo Olympics: Neeraj Chopra Qualifies For Men's Javelin Throw Final In First Attempt

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  • Aug 04, 2021;
Star javelin thrower Neeraj Choprakept 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.