The finals for the men’s javelin throw are just around the corner, and India’s star athlete Neeraj Chopra is up for the challenge. Neeraj Chopra qualified for the Tokyo Olympics 2020 men’s javelin throw finals in his first attempt of 86.65m, well past the qualifying mark of 83.50m. His record was also the highest in the men’s group A, even more than current gold-medal favorite Johannes Vetter of Germany.
This year India might even take home gold or a silver medal in the men’s javelin throw. Neeraj has previously won a gold medal at the Commonwealth Games and Asian Games in 2018. He has even broken the world record throw in the Under-20 category at the U-20 World Championships.
The only thing standing in his way is the 90m mark. His opponent Germany’s Johannes Vetter, is currently seen as the favorite for the gold medal. Vetter’s personal best is 97.76m, well ahead of the other opponents. He is also seen regularly breaking the 90m mark. However, Chopra has beaten him in the qualifiers and came out on top. So there’s hope that India might be able to secure another medal in the Tokyo Olympics 2020. What do you think? Tell us in the comment section below.
Neeraj Chopra Men’s Javelin Throw Final Timings
According to the Olympics’ official website, the Men’s Javelin Throw Final is scheduled for August 7. The match timing is 4:30 PM IST. Check here for your time zone.
Where to watch Neeraj Chopra Men’s Javelin Throw Final?
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Sony Sports Network is the official broadcaster of the Olympic Games in India. Users can watch the match on Sony Ten1, Sony Ten2, Sony Ten3, and Sony SIX. Those who don’t have a TV subscription can watch the match for free on DD National or DD Sports.
You can watch Tokyo Olympics 2020 on the JioTV app, whose access comes with their Jio SIM. Besides this, JioFiber users with a data plan priced at ₹999 or above can watch the match for free using the free SonyLIV subscription.
American fans can stream the men’s javelin throw final for free on Peacock. You can sign up for a no-strings-attached 7-day trial of the service and tune in to NBC to watch the match.
Those checking in from the UK can rely on the BBC iPlayer. You can watch the finals for free on the popular service.
The host nation will broadcast the finals on the Argentine XI via Gorin. The streaming website is a free and reliable source for watching all the Olympic rounds.
Australian followers can watch the men’s javelin throw final online using the 7Plus website.