2020 Tokyo Olympic gold medalist Neeraj Chopra earned an automatic qualification for his maiden World Championship final on Friday morning by clocking a qualification mark in the very first attempt. India’s star javelin thrower threw the spear to a distance of 88.39m to secure his place in the summit clash.
Neeraj Chopra is participating in his second World Athletics Championship and aiming to become only second Indian athlete after Anju Bobby George to bag a medal at this level. Notably, participants who have cleared 83.50m or 12 best performers across two qualification round groups qualify for the final.
Earlier, Neeraj Chopra recorded a throw of 82.6m, but failed to qualify for the final at the 2017 World Championship in London. Later, Neeraj Chopra was forced to sit out due to elbow surgery. The Olympic medalist was pitted in Group A of qualifying for the men’s javelin.
Speaking of Neeraj’s form, the Indian javelin thrower has been in an incredible form as he earlier recorded his personal best of 89.30m during Paavo Nurmi Games in Turku, Finland. He finished second in the competition. After Paavo Nurmi Games, Neeraj once again earned a silver medal at Stockholm Diamond League with a record breaking throw of 89.94m. A win for Neeraj at World Championship, will make him the first men javelin thrower to clinch world title after Olympic triumph, since Norway’s Andreas Thorkildsen.
Let’s look at details regarding when and where to watch the Neeraj Chopra’s final contest at World Championship event.
Where will Neeraj Chopra’s final event at World Championship take place?
Neeraj Chopra’s final event at World Championship at the Hayward Field in Eugene, Oregon.
What are the timings of the Neeraj Chopra’s final event at World Championship?
Neeraj Chopra’s final event at World Championship on Sunday (24 July) at 7:05 AM.
Where to watch Neeraj Chopra’s final event at World Championship?
Sony Pictures Network will live broadcast the show in India via Sony Ten 2 and Sony Ten 2HD.
Where to livestream Neeraj Chopra’s final event at World Championship?
Sony Liv will provide the live streaming of the Finalissima 2022.
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