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IAAF World Championships 2017: Men's Javelin Throw - Live Updates: Davinder Singh qualifies for final

Davinder Singh qualifies for the final as Neeraj Chopra misses out narrowly.
Updated: 11 August 2017 02:04 IST - Published: 10 August 2017 23:37 IST
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That's it from us, folks! While there was heartbreak initially, Davinder brought smiles on Indian fans' faces at the end of the day.

Hope you enjoyed our live coverage. Do join us on Saturday night for the final. Till then, stay tuned for Sportskeeda for all updates from the IAAF World Championships 2017.

Goodnight.
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Davinder Singh will hope to clinch a rare medal for India on Sunday at 00.45am IST (Saturday night).
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Neeraj Chopra, who was the biggest hope, finishes at overall 15th position with his best throw of 82.26m.
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The full list of throwers who qualified for the Men's Javelin Final
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Davinder Singh finishes in overall SEVENTH position with his automatic qualification of 84.22m.
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With this automatic qualification Davinder lies in FIFTH spot in Group B.
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DAVINDER SINGH HAS QUALIFIED WITH 84.22m
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Andreas Hofmann of Germany has qualified with 85.62.
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Davinder Singh registers 82.14m in his second attempt.
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Thomas Rohler of Germany qualifies in his SECOND ATTEMPT with his 83.87
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Only the top 12 qualify.

Can Davinder still make it? He is now in overall 14th spot, right after Neeraj. Davinder has 2 chances left.
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Neeraj Chopra has been pushed down to the 13th position overall. And with that, Chopra's hopes of qualifying ARE OVER.
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He is now in SEVENTH position in Group B.
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Davinder Singh's FIRST ATTEMPT IS 82.22m
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Ioannis Kiriazis of Greece makes it through as well with 84.60
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Jakub Vadlejch of the Czech Republic qualifies with 83.87m
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Magnus Kirt of Estonia is the third thrower to qualify from Group B with 83.86
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Keshorn Walcott is the second thrower to qualify from Group B. The Trinidad and Tobago thrower has come up with 86.01.
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India's Davinder Singh is the No. 16 thrower in Group B. His season's best and personal best are both 84.57m.
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Czech Republic's Petr Frydrych has ALREADY QUALIFIED in Group B with his first attempt of 86.22. It is his season's best!
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And we are off!
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Do join us at 1.05am IST when Davinder Singh will be attempting to qualify and Neeraj Chopra will get to know his fate.
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This is how the table stands after Group A qualification. Neeraj finishes in 7th spot in Group A.
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The Group B qualification starts at 20.35pm local time or 1.05am IST.
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The Group A qualification has finished. Neeraj has to wait till the end of Group B qualification to know his fate.
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Neeraj is now in SEVENTH position after Poland's Marcin Krukowski became the FIFTH man to qualify with 83.49 in his THIRD attempt.
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So, Neeraj misses the automatic qualification......but he remains VERY, VERY CLOSE with that 82.26
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Neeraj comes up with 80.54 in his THIRD ATTEMPT!!!
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Neeraj has ONLY ONE chance left for the automatic qualification of 83m
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The IAAF says:


Germany's Johannes Vetter, who leads this year's world javelin list with 94.44m - putting him second on the all-time list - produces an enormous effort of 91.20m, the best throw ever seen in any qualifying competition.
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Even with that no mark in the second attempt, Neeraj still lies in the SIXTH position.
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Oh No! Neeraj's second throw is a FOUL and it is not registered.
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The talented youngster has regularly been updating about his training sessions in London and looked very confident about achieving a final berth.
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The Indian is pushed down to the sixth position now by Hamish Peacock of Australia, whose 2nd throw is 82.46
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Neeraj is so close to qualifying with that mark....he is definitely going to cross that mark....he is currently in FIFTH position in this field of 16 throwers.
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Defending champion Julius Yego is the FOURTH MAN to qualify with 83.57. Did you know he is called 'Mr. Youtube Man'? It is because he picked up javelin throw purely by watching Youtube videos!
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Chopra comes up with 82.26...barely misses automatic qualification in first attempt
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time for Neeraj Chopra!!
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Ahmed Bader Magour of Qatar is the third man to achieve automatic qualification....he comes up with 83.83 and is currently in THIRD POSITION.
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If one misses the automatic qualification of 83m, he has to be inside the top 12 throwers to get entry into the final.
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Neeraj Chopra is No. 15...currently Thrower No. 9 is attempting his first throw
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And Vetter DOES NOT DISAPPOINT!!! 

He throws an enormous 91.20 and it is automatic qualification....he jumps to the leading spot now.
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Currently, the world leader is attempting his first throw. Germany's Johannes Vetter has a 94.44 record this year!
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As the Group A throwers make their first attempt, it is only Finland's Tero Pitkamaki, who has qualified with his VERY FIRST ATTEMPT!!! He threw 85.97.

Wow! That was huge!!
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83m throw is what is needed for the automatic qualification
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Neeraj's personal best is 86.48m and his Season's Best is 85.63m.