Tokyo Olympics 2021 gold medalist Neeraj Chopra has once given another memorable performance as he qualified for the final of the World Athletics Championships in Eugene. Notably, he qualified for the final with his only attempt. In this, he threw the javelin 88.39m away. The minimum criteria for the final were 83.50m. The video of the performance was uploaded on Twitter by the Athletics Federation of India.
“One.And.Done! Reigning Olympic champion Neeraj Chopra of makes the men’s javelin throw final with a comfortable 88.39m throw on his first attempt in the qualification round at the World Athletics Championships 2022,” tweeted the official Indian account for the Olympic Games by the International Olympic Committee (IOC).
Watch the video here
As the commentator predicted, "he wants one & done" #NeerajChopra does it pretty quickly & with ease before admin's laptop could wake up 🤣
— Athletics Federation of India (@afiindia) July 22, 2022
Notably, the qualification for the final of the event was depended on two things – throw the javelin as far as 83.50m or make it to the 12 best performers list. The final list will be made after the Group B conclusion. Chopra was slotted in Group A. From his group, Jakub Vadlejch, who won the silver in the Olympics, recorded 85.23m and was only the second player from the first group.
Chopra has been unstoppable in the last few months with numerous achievements to his name. This month only, he broke his record after throwing as far as 89.94m in the Diamond League meet in Stockholm. It helped him bag the silver medal in the tournament. Neeraj won the silver medal in the Pave Nurmi Games in Turku by throwing the javelin 89.30 meters away last month.
Notably, he has been determined to breach 90 metres since winning the Olympic medal. It will be interesting to see if he can do it in the final of the World Athletics Championships. After this, he will lead the Indian contingent of 37 players, including Men’s and Women’s in various during the Commonwealth Games. The games will start on July 28 in Birmingham and the fans will expect the Indian Army Subedar to win another Gold.