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Asian Games 2018, Athletics, Men's Javelin Throw Final, Day 9: Neeraj Chopra wins Gold, Live Score, Latest Updates & Results

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Updated: 27 August 2018 19:21 IST - Published: 27 August 2018 16:20 IST
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Thanks for staying with us and revelling in India's glory in the track and field events.

We hope India will add more medals from the athletics events.

Do join us tomorrow for the live updates from Day 10 of the Asian Games athletics.

Until then, keep following Sportskeeda for all the latest updates from the Asian Games!

Goodnight!


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And that brings us to the end of what has been an exceptional day for Indian athletics!

To sum it up -

Neeraj Chopra won the men's javelin GOLD,
Neena Varakil won the women's long jump SILVER,
Dharun Ayyasamy won the men's 400m hurdles SILVER,
Sudha Singh won the women's 3000m Steeplechase SILVER
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The field for the men's 800m final
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All the qualifiers have now been placed and guess what? India's Jinson Johnson TOPS THE FIELD!!!!!
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Both the Indians in action, get through to the final -- Jinson Johnson and Manjit Singh
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And Manjit Singh has got direct qualification to the final with 1:48.64
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Manjit Singh is in action in Heat 3 of the Men's 800m.
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We have one more event involving India tonight in athletics
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And it is hard to believe he is only 20 now. His maturity simply belies his age.
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He completely deserves all the plaudits that are pouring in for him. He has made the world sit up and take note of India as a javelin powerhouse!
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Neeraj is simply a class apart. He looks so confident and has a champion's swagger about him. Yet, he never lets success get into his head and knows the importance of not taking his fellow competitors lightly, no matter how much a favourite he is!
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Chopra is simply becoming a master at creating records!

THIS WAS THE FIRST EVER GOLD MEDAL FOR INDIA IN JAVELIN THROW AT THE ASIAN GAMES!
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Men's Javelin Throw final standings





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The final standings of the Men's Javelin Throw coming up!

While India got the gold, China and Pakistan take the silver and the bronze!
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In men's high jump, India's Chethan Balasubramanya has failed all his three attempts at 2.24m
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Men's 800m Heat 1
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He gets an automatic qualification into the final!!!!
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And Johnson HAS TOPPED HIS HEAT, beating eight other competitors!
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India's Jinson Johnson is in action in Heat 1, which is currently going on!
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As we bask in Neeraj Chopra's glory, let's take a look a track event that is going on.

The qualifications for the Men's 800m is under way!
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This year, he has won the gold medal at both the Commonwealth Games and the Asian Games!


What a prodigy we have!!!!!

Consistently performing well at the top events!
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And that brings to the end of the Men's Javelin competition!

NEERAJ CHOPRA HAS WON THE GOLD!!!!!!
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Back to Neeraj Chopra and he has fouled his sixth attempt!
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Women's Long Jump Final standings
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AND THE WOMEN'S LONG JUMP HAS FINISHED!

INDIA'S NEENA VARAKIL GETS THE SILVER MEDAL!
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In men's high jump, India's Chethan Balasubramanya could not cross 2.24m twice and has dropped to the FIFTH SPOT.
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And from that, Neeraj has rebounded with a huge throw of 86.36m in his fifth attempt!
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Meanwhile, Neeraj's FOURTH ATTEMPT IS HIS WORST OF THE DAY SO FAR!

He has thrown the javelin to a distance of 83.25m only in his fourth attempt.

But he is still comfortably ahead of the pack and looks good for the GOLD!
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Men's 3000m Steeplechase final
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Meanwhile, the Men's 3000m steeplechase event has just finished and India's Swami Shankar Lal has finished EIGHTH out of 14 competitors!

Final standings coming up!
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In Women's Long Jump, Neena has jumped to 6.46m in her fifth attempt. That is lower than her previous one.

But the good thing is that she is still in the SECOND POSITION AND IS LOOKING GOOD FOR THE SILVER!
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India's Swami Shankar Lal is in action there!

Stay tuned as we bring you updates from it!
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Currently, Men's 3000m Steeplechase is also going on!
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In Men's High Jump final, India's Chethan Balasubramanya is still leading after having cleared 2.20m.
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AND NEENA HAS JUMPED BACK TO THE SILVER MEDAL POSITION ONCE MORE in Women's Long Jump.

IN ATTEMPT 4, SHE HAS JUMPED TO 6.51m, her best of the day so far!
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As we wait for the field events to finish, let's marvel at the efforts of Dharun Ayyasamy, who won the silver in men's 400m hurdles.

His effort made him break the national record!!!
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In women's Long Jump, Neena has now dropped to the bronze medal position.

Stay tuned as we bring you more updates from her event.
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Final standings of the steeplechase event coming up!
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Sudha's timing was 9:40.03 for the silver medal while India's Chinta finished 11th
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IT'S ALL HAPPENING VERY, VERY FAST HERE!


SUDHA SINGH HAS CLINCHED THE SILVER MEDAL IN WOMEN'S 3000m STEEPLECHASE EVENT!!!!
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Neeraj is locked for the GOLD NOW!