The Tokyo Olympics is at its final stage. Today (August 7) is the 16th day of the ‘Maha Kumbh of Games’. Today is going to be an important day for India. Star javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra will play the final match today. Sports lovers are waiting for this match ever since they came to know that Arshad Nadeem of Pakistan will also enter this match. The final will start at 4.30 pm Indian time.
This match is expected to be exciting as Neeraj Chopra and Arshad Nadeem performed in the qualification round, it is certain that both of them will give full strength for the Javelin Thrower Medal.
The 23-year-old Neeraj Chopra had thrown 86.65m in his very first attempt, crossing the 83.50m mark to qualify. He was on top in Group A. At the same time, Arshad Nadeem qualified for the final with a throw of 85.16 meters. He was at number three in Group B. A total of 12 players including both the groups have qualified for the finals.
Neeraj Chopra will be the first Indian to do so
No Indian athlete has ever won a medal in the track and field event in the history of the Olympics. Javelin thrower (javelin thrower) Neeraj Chopra can end this drought at the Tokyo Olympics.
Neeraj Chopra’s hopes of winning a medal also increase because Trinidad and Tobago’s Keshoran Walcott won bronze with 85.38m javelin throw at the Rio Olympics. In such a situation, if Neeraj Chopra repeats his current best throw (88.07 meters), then he can finish the podium.
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Neeraj Chopra had secured an Olympic ticket through the Central North East Meeting Athletics Championship held in South Africa last year. He achieved this feat by throwing 87.86m javelin, crossing the mandatory qualification mark of 85m.
There is a tough competition between Neeraj and Arshad
Arshad Nadeem has described Neeraj Chopra as his idol. In the Player Profile section of the official website of the Olympics, Nadeem has described Neeraj Chopra as his hero. Nadeem is the first Pakistani athlete to have qualified for the finals of any track and field event at the Olympics.
These two throwers have also faced before, where there was a tough competition between the two. Nadeem won a bronze medal in the 2016 South Asian Games held in India. The gold medal was in the name of Neeraj Chopra. Nadeem then won the silver medal at the Asian Games, where Chopra again captured the gold medal.