Tokyo Olympics: India's Chopra, Pakistan's Nadeem in javelin throw final
The Pakistani athlete booked his final berth with a brilliant throw of 85.16m
India's bright medal contender Neeraj Chopra on Wednesday qualified for the final of the javelin throw event at the Olympic Games with a stunning first attempt of 86.65m.
Pakistan’s Arshad Nadeem will be among Chopra’s rivals in the final on August 7 as the Pakistani athlete booked his final berth with a brilliant throw of 85.16m.
Remarkably, both Chopra and Nadeem topped their respective groups to enter the final round.
Pakistan’s Arshad Nadeem created history as the Javelin Thrower hurled a massive 85.16m throw and makes it to the Men's Javelin Throw finals of the Tokyo Olympics.— Government of Pakistan (@GovtofPakistan) August 4, 2021
Congratulations, Arshad Nadeem you have made us all proud#ArshadNadeem pic.twitter.com/jo2SOQC50n
Competing in his first Olympics, 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 during the group A qualifications.
Finland's Lassi Etelatalo also earned a direct qualification with an effort of 84.50m.
The 23-year-old Indian left the javelin arena after his first throw, having secured his place in the final easily.
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