Commonwealth Games 2018: Athletics Men's Javelin Throw Qualifying Round, Neeraj Chopra carries India's hopes, Live Updates

By Sportskeeda Desk | Last ModifiedApr 13, 2018 06:22 IST

The action commences at 5:30 am at the Carrara Stadium Javelin.


06:22 (IST)13 APR 2018

The final is on 14th April!

06:22 (IST)13 APR 2018

So, Neeraj Chopra qualified for the final with a throw of 80.42m. He finished just 0.02m  Anderson Peters, who finished first.

06:20 (IST)13 APR 2018

We ran into some technical snags and hence, the coverage was delayed.

00:07 (IST)13 APR 2018

Hello and welcome to Sportskeeda's live coverage of Athletics Men's Javelin Throw Qualifying Round.

00:07 (IST)13 APR 2018

As the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games head into their final stages, there is still a lot of action to come.

Next up is Athletics Men's Javelin Throw Qualifying Round which will see Neeraj Chopra representing India. He will be seen in Group A where he is pitted against 11 other Javelin throwers. Neeraj Chopra is only 20 years of age and is the favorite to finish at the top of Group A in the qualifying round.

Medals won on Day 8: Day 8 was a good one for India in Wrestling with Rahul Aware bringing home a Gold medal in Wrestling in the Men's Freestyle 57 kg category. Babita Kumari losing out to Diana Weicker in the Gold medal match in Wrestling Women's Freestyle 53 kg category and having to settle for a Silver medal. Kiran also winning a Bronze medal for India in Wrestling Women's Freestyle 76 kg. Sushil Kumar "the superman" winning a gold in Wrestling Men's Freestyle 74 kg category.

In Shooting, Tejaswini Sawant won a Silver medal for India in the Women's 50m Rifle Prone Finals. There was a lot of progress in Badminton and Table Tennis as well. Saina, Sindhu, Srikanth, and H.S. Prannoy all advanced to the latter rounds of Singles category.

However, there was disappointment in Hockey, as the Indian Women's team lost 1-0 to Australia in the Semifinals. They will now face the loser of the other semifinal on a later date to confirm a bronze medal.

India will be looking to finish the tournament on a high as a lot of medals will be decided in the next three days, starting on Day 9.
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