Neeraj Chopra registered his name for the final event with a huge throw of 88.39m in his first attempt.
Olympic champion javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra qualified for the World Championship finals for the first time with a throw of 88.39m in his first attempt while Rohit Yadav also made it to the final. A medal contender, Chopra started in the Group A qualification and scored 88. Throw a throw of 39 meters. It was the third-best throw of his career. Rohit scored 80 in Group B. Throw a throw of 42 meters.
Top 12 players reach the final
The medal match will take place on Sunday at 7.05 am. 83 from both the qualification groups. The top 12 players who cross the 50m hurdles have advanced to the finals. Defending champion Anderson Peters of Grenada and Rohit Yadav of India are in Group B. Chopra's best personal performance 89. is 94 meters. He played in the 2017 London World Championship but could not qualify for the final. He could not play in the 2019 World Championship in Doha due to an elbow operation.
Better performance has boosted my confidence- Neeraj
Neeraj's performance seems to be improving continuously. He has consistently improved his personal best performance. Amidst fierce competition at the Pavo Nurmi Games held in Finland on 14 June 89. Throwing 30 meters javelin broke his own national record and won a silver medal. During this, he said that I am happy with my performance. It was my first tournament of the season and glad to have started the season well. This has boosted my confidence. Earlier his national record was 88. It was of 07 meters which was made in Patiala last year. He took the 87 in Tokyo on 7 August 2021. Won gold medal with a throw of 58 metres.