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As it happened: Davinder Singh Kang finishes 12th in Men's Javelin Throw final, IAAF World Championships 2017

Davinder Singh finishes 12th among 13 starters with a best of 80.02m.
Updated: 13 August 2017 01:43 IST - Published: 13 August 2017 00:44 IST
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That's it from us! It was not the very best of nights for Indian fans but it is only a GOOD START. Here's hoping we can build on this further.

With that hope, we wrap up tonight. Thank you for joining us.

Goodnight!
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Davinder can be proud of the fact that he made it to the final when absolutely nobody expected him to. When all eyes were on the 19-year-old Neeraj Chopra, Singh stole his thunder and made his mark, silencing everybody who had refused to believe in him.

He might have been coming away empty-handed from the final but this experience will surely stand him in good stead. Hoping this is the start of even better things for both Davinder and India.

Let us hope India can have a two-pronged attack in the biggest events in the world with both Neeraj and Davinder performing at their very best.
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Davinder's best throw has been 80.02m that he achieved in his third and final attempt. He finishes 12th among 13 starters, right above the defending world champion and Rio silver medallist Julius Yego, who managed only a best of 76.29m.
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And with that, the third attempt ends for all. And Davinder Singh's chances too are over because only the top 8 get to compete for another three attempts.
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The defending champion and Rio Olympic silver medallist Julius Yego manages only 75.31 in Attempt 3. That is quite shocking. He is last currently, right behind Davinder.
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Interestingly, Davinder had outshone the Olympic champion Rohler in the qualification round. But champions always save their best for the last. Rohler has come back with a bang in the final!
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There is no change in the TOP THREE.

It's still 1. Johannes Vetter
            2. Jakub Vadlejch
            3. Thomas Rohler
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Vetter does indeed throw below 89 finally. His third attempt is just 87.22m, the poorest of the three.

What a legend!
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It is just good enough to take Davinder up by one position to 12th. Only the defending champion Julius Yego trails the Indian now.
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It is 80.02m for Davinder Singh in his THIRD ATTEMPT!!
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Meanwhile, there is no stopping the World Leader Johannes Vetter! He just continues to stun everybody! 89.78m is his second throw. Can he ever throw below 89?
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Is it a case of nerves for the 28-year-old? His qualification performances were much better and a lot more consistent!
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Davinder's woes continue! He has registered a no-throw in his second attempt!
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And the Olympic champion has been pushed down to third!! Wow! What a throw that was from the Czech Jakub Vadlejch!!! With a LIFETIME BEST of 89.73, he leaps to the silver medal position!!
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Davinder is currently 12th in a field of 13 competitors after the completion of the first attempt.
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And the two Germans have set the stage on FIRE!!!! Thomas Rohler, the reigning Olympic champion, produces 87.08m to shoot up to the second position! Currently, Germany is going for both gold and silver!
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Surprise! Surprise! The defending champion Julius Yego has registered a No-throw!!
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Davinder is now in the 9th position after 9 throws
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He needs to inspire himself from his consistent performances on the day of qualification....on that day, he threw 82.22m, 82.14m before going for the huge 84.22m that resulted in his qualification.
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That itself shows that Davinder's first attempt was unfortunately quite a poor one!
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So far, three throwers have managed to breach the magic mark of 80m. And Davinder is in 5th position after the completion of five throws.
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But wait, never rule out the Germans! And here comes Thomas Vetter!

The German dashes everybody else's hopes by leaping to the top with a MASSIVE 89.89m
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It's Keshorn Walcott of Trinidad and Tobago, who is leading the field with a huge 84.48m
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That is not a good throw to start with and he has to improve by miles!
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Davinder has registered 75.40m in his first attempt