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Neeraj Chopra tops Olympic Javelin Finals qualification, Shivpal Singh knocked out

By Sportskeeda Desk | Last ModifiedAug 04, 2021 08:08 IST

Catch all LIVE updates from Neeraj Chopra, Shivpal Singh's javelin throw qualification event

08:08 (IST)4 AUG 2021

That will be the end of javelin throw men's qualifications. Shivpal Singh couldn't join his counterpart Neeraj Singh in the final. After reaching 76.4m, he finished 12th in Group B. A throw of 82.4m or more would have been enough to secure a place in the finals. With a difference of 6m between his score and that of the last finalist, Shivpal was nowhere close to making the cut. Julian Weber from Germany, Jakob Vadlejch from the Czech Republic and Pakistan's Arshad Nadeem scored more than 83.5m and secured automatic qualification. The top 7 from Group A and top 5 from Group B are into the finals!

07:58 (IST)4 AUG 2021


Standings of Group B at the end of qualification

07:57 (IST)4 AUG 2021

Katkavets, for the final throw of the qualification! Gets in his best of 82.72 which moves him up to the fourth spot, and makes a strong case for him to qualify. 

07:56 (IST)4 AUG 2021

Jainaga, looking to finish on a positive note, but fails to record a score here. He walks back with soothing his right arm, and his smile says he's not done enough and is having some trouble with his right shoulder. 

07:55 (IST)4 AUG 2021

Walcott's final throw is no good either, manages just 79.33 which is also his best among the three rounds. He too will be on the borderline of qualification. 

07:54 (IST)4 AUG 2021

Jakub Valdlejch with his last time, nails his timing on the release and gets in fantastic throw, to seal the automatic qualification berth! Scores 84.93 to finish second. 
 

07:53 (IST)4 AUG 2021

Juilius Yego from Kenya, looking to record a score and even qualify, manages just 77.34, which is his season best, but will not be enough to see him through to the next round. 

07:52 (IST)4 AUG 2021

Anderson Peters now, surely looking for the qualification spot, but he ends up getting an even lower score! He has his hands on his head in disbelief, and rightly so. His throw is 78.28, and best is 80.42 that could be on the borderline for progressing.

07:51 (IST)4 AUG 2021

Chao-Tsun Cheng looking for a final hurrah! A lot of distance cover, but he ends up failing record a score on his final throw. His campaign too, comes to an end.

07:49 (IST)4 AUG 2021

Seifert, after two failed attempts records a score, but only of 68.30! His campaign comes to and end. 

07:49 (IST)4 AUG 2021

Shivpal Singh fails to improve his score and crashes out of the competition. A high score of 76.4m is not enough to secure a berth in the final. 

07:49 (IST)4 AUG 2021

Not the outing Shivpal Singh would have had in his mind! He's certainly got a lot more potential than this! He manages a best of 76.40, and his third attempt is of just 74.81

07:48 (IST)4 AUG 2021

Shivpal Singh up next! One final chance for him! 

07:48 (IST)4 AUG 2021

Curtis Thompson cannot better his score and manages a best of just 78.20

07:47 (IST)4 AUG 2021

Takuto manages a best of 78.39, whereas Mardare manages to get his best on his last attempt with a score of 82.70

07:46 (IST)4 AUG 2021

Helander seems to be injured as he pulls out from his third shot and does not record a score. That could be it for the Finnish

07:45 (IST)4 AUG 2021

Krukowski from Poland does not register a score in his final shot and he will finish with a best of 74.65.

07:45 (IST)4 AUG 2021

Standings at the end of second attempt

07:41 (IST)4 AUG 2021

Aliaksei Katkavets, gets in a similar score as his first attempt, but improves on it as he manages 81.73

07:41 (IST)4 AUG 2021

The Spanish now, Jainaga gets in just a paltry 70.77 Qualification for him seems a distant dream. 

07:40 (IST)4 AUG 2021

From Trinidad and Tobago, Walcott paces in for a 79.13, to move up to the 7th position. 

07:39 (IST)4 AUG 2021

Jakub from Czech marks his run up, and fails to better his first attempt score. Gets in only 78.96.

07:38 (IST)4 AUG 2021

The big Kenyan is next! Yego fails to record another score here as he throws the javelin out of bounds. 

07:37 (IST)4 AUG 2021

Anderson Peters is back and is looking for the 83.5! But he falls short of 80! 79.71 for him on this throw.

07:36 (IST)4 AUG 2021

Cheng from Chinese Taipei marks his run up, and betters his first attempt score. Scores 71.20 and sits last among those whose scores have been recorded. 

07:35 (IST)4 AUG 2021

Seifert yet again, fails to record a score and ends up with two failed attempts. 

07:34 (IST)4 AUG 2021

Arshad Nadeem, this time manages the best figures in this group so far! His cheers are a result of that joy! Scores an impressive 85.16 to seal the automatic qualification. 

07:34 (IST)4 AUG 2021

Shivpal Singh is currently placed 10th in the group with things getting tougher for him.

07:33 (IST)4 AUG 2021

Shivpal Singh, with a 76.40 in his first throw, sprints in and scores even lower! Shocking stuff from the 26 year old. Manages just 74.80 in his second attempt. 

07:32 (IST)4 AUG 2021

Time for the Indian now! 

07:32 (IST)4 AUG 2021

Curtis Thompson, wipes the sweat from his eyes, and charges in, scores 78.09, just short of his previous throw. 

07:31 (IST)4 AUG 2021

Shivpal Singh is coming back into the action after this next throw! 

07:31 (IST)4 AUG 2021

Mardare now, looking to seal a qualification spot, but fails to better his score from the first attempt. Ends up with just 78.95

07:30 (IST)4 AUG 2021

Kominami from Japan setting his mark, and doing much better this time, with a 78.39

07:29 (IST)4 AUG 2021

Helander looking to improve on his score, but gets no result on his second throw. 

07:28 (IST)4 AUG 2021

Krukowski starts round 2, and this time gets a legitimate score of 74.65

07:27 (IST)4 AUG 2021

Katkavets from Belarus gets in a really nice throw to score 81.08 to slide in right into the second spot. That's the end of round 1. 

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Scores after round 1

07:26 (IST)4 AUG 2021

Odei Jainaga, from Spain comes running in and gives good flight on it but only manages 73.11

07:25 (IST)4 AUG 2021

Keshorn Walcott, someone to look out for, starts with a low score according to his standards. Just scores 76.13. 

07:24 (IST)4 AUG 2021

From Czech Republic next, Jakub Vadlejch sets his mark, runs in and scores a 79.27 and barges into the top four. 

07:23 (IST)4 AUG 2021

We're back!

07:22 (IST)4 AUG 2021

Another medal ceremony in the Olympic Stadium and we have another halt! Sounds like the United States have won another gold! 

07:21 (IST)4 AUG 2021

Well well, we have the first automatic qualification from group B!

07:21 (IST)4 AUG 2021

Another German, Julian Weber is up next! He manages to score the highest and seals a qualification berth with 84.41 in his first try! 

07:19 (IST)4 AUG 2021

Juilius Yego now, from Kenya getting into position. He has strong arms but he starts with a fault! Ends up throwing his javelin out of bounds. 

07:18 (IST)4 AUG 2021

Anderson Peters now, marking his run up! Charges in and scores 80.42. Only the second athlete in this group so far to cross 80. He slides into the 2nd spot. 

07:17 (IST)4 AUG 2021

Chao-Tsun Cheng, who has previously managed to breach the 90m mark for his best score is next. This time he manages just 68.18 with his first throw. 

07:15 (IST)4 AUG 2021

There seems to be a medal ceremony nearby, and the athletes stand in attention while the national anthem is played!

07:14 (IST)4 AUG 2021

Bernhard Seifert with a poor attempt at it, as he loses his grip and walks over the line. A fault from him. 
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