Neeraj Chopra, the reigning Olympic champion in the javelin throw, anticipates breaking the coveted 90-meter barrier this year but refuses to consider “distance” until the World Athletics Championships. On his way to winning a silver medal at the Diamond League in Stockholm last month, Neeraj Chopra had established a new national record of 89.94m, barely 6cm short of the 90m mark, the gold standard in the world of javelin throwing.
Triple Jump Attempt 1: Yaming ZHU (CHN) and Pedro PICHARDO (POR) both qualified for the finals from Group A with scores of 17.16 and 17.08, respectively. India’s Praveen commits a foul and receives a zero. With a jump of 16.12, Paul is now ranked ninth in Group A. Aboobacker finishes in the eighth position in Group B with a time of 15.92.
Eldhose Paul and Praveen Chithravel of India compete in Group A of the triple jump competition, while Abdulla Aboobacker competes in Group B.
With a distance of 89.91 metres and 87.28 metres, respectively, Anderson PETERS and Julian WEBER advance to the finals in the javelin throw group B attempt 1. Rohit of India throws 80.42 yards.
In the second attempt at the triple jump, Praveen leaps a distance of 16.30 while Paul increases it to 16.68 in Group A. Aboobacker improves by a little bit and leaps 16.45. Hugues Fabrice ZANGO and Lázaro MARTNEZ, two Indians, directly qualified with scores of 17.15 and 17.06, respectively, giving them hope of making it to the finals.
Throwing a javelin Group B Yadav commits a foul on his second try, which is then recorded with an X.
Triple Jump Attempt 3:
With a jump of 17.13, Emanuel IHEMEJE achieves his seasonal best result and advances to the finals. With leaps of 16.49 and 16.44, Praveen and Aboobacker’s prospects of making it to the finals are eliminated. Paul jumps 16.34 on his third jump, but his second jump puts him in the final 12 and qualifies him for the competition.
Javelin Throw Group B Attempt 3: Rohit Yadav throws 77.32 metres, but still manages to place in the top 12 and go to the finals.