Neeraj Chopra Final World Athletics Championships 2022 Live Updates: Neeraj Chopra is on the threshold of creating history in the ongoing World Athletics Championships in Eugene. Earlier in the qualifying round, he had made it to the final of the championship for the first time by throwing the javelin at a distance of 88.39 meters in the first attempt.
At the same time, in the Tokyo Olympics, Neeraj won the gold medal in the javelin throw at a distance of 89.58 meters in the final. The last medal in the history of this championship for India was won by Anju Bobby George in 2003 in Paris. For 19 years, India is waiting for a medal in the competition.
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Neeraj Chopra will be accompanied by Rohit Yadav of India in the final round. He also made it to the title round. The country will also expect a medal from him. If Neeraj or Rohit win a medal today, he will become the first Indian man to do so in the history of this tournament.
What is the format of the competition?
Let us tell you that apart from Neeraj Chopra, 34 other athletes also participated in this competition. Everyone was placed in two groups. Neeraj was in the first group and Rohit was placed in group B. Neeraj made the third best throw of his career and made it to the final.
A total of 12 players, including Neeraj and Rohit, have made it to the finals of javelin throw. Czech Republic’s Jakub Vadlejch also made it to the final with a javelin throw of 85.23m in his first attempt and Neeraj and Rohit could face intense competition from him.