Tokyo Olympics: Neeraj Chopra qualifies in javelin throw finals in the first attempt 

Neeraj Chopra's direct qualification in the javelin throw finals with a remarkable throw of 86.65, with this throw, he is on the top of the Group A contest.

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Neeraj Chopra has kept India's hopes of an Olympic medal by earning a direct qualification in the javelin throw finals with a remarkable throw of 86.65. With this throw, Neeraj is on the top of the Group A contest. The 23-year-old competing in his first Olympics took a few seconds to make the final round, sending the spear well past the qualifying mark of 83.50m in his first attempt.  

Olympic's final event of the javelin throw, to be held on Saturday (August 7). Neeraj has finished ahead of the 2017 world champion Johannes Vetter from Germany, and his performance on Saturday will go down as the best performance by an Indian in the Olympics.

Neeraj Chopra has won a gold medal at the South Asian Games with a throw of 82.23m and equaled the Indian national record. He also won a gold medal in the Asian Athletic championships 2017 with a throw of 85.23 meters. Neeraj though failed to qualify in the 2016 Olympics but made a great entrance in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.