India's Neeraj Chopra qualified for the men's Javelin Throw final in his first attempt in Tokyo Olympics.
Tokyo, Aug 4: India's Neeraj Chopra on Wednesday qualified for the men's javelin throw final in his first attempt itself as he went past the automatic qualification mark of 83.50m easily here in the Tokyo Olympics 2020.
23-year-old Chopra registered a throw of 86.65m and topped Group A in his first ever Olympics.
On the other hand, Shivpal Singh failed to secure a place for men's javelin throw finals. His three attempts in Group B of men's javelin qualification read: 76.40, 74,80, 74.81.
Meanwhile, Boxer Lovlina Borgohain, who is already assured of a medal, will take on reigning world champion Busenaz Sürmeneli in semis (69kg) today for a place in the final.
Moreover, Indian women's hockey team will take on Argentina in the all-important semi-final today.