Javelin thrower Neeraj bags silver, misses Rio cut

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  • Updated: May 24, 2016 08:45 IST

WARSAW: Javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra missed the Rio Olympics qualification mark even after bagging the silver medal at the Zygmunta Selesta Memorial here on Monday. Neeraj, who threw 79.73 metres, fell short of the Olympics mark for men’s javelin of 83 metres.


Defender Sushila Chanu Pukhrambam will lead a 17-member Indian women’s hockey team in a four-nation tour nament in Darwin, Australia starting May 30. The tournament, seen as preparation for the Rio Olympics, will also feature hosts and world No. 3 Australia, fourth-ranked New Zealand and world No. 10 Japan.


ASTANA (KAZAKHSTAN): Previous edition’s silver-medallist and second seed Sarjubala Devi (48kg) advanced to the quarterfinals of the non-Olympic categories along with Seema Poonia (+81kg) as India rounded off a good day at the Women’s World Boxing Championships, here.


IRVING (TEXAS): Anirban Lahiri recovered to finish four-under 66 in the final round to sign off at tied 46 at the AT&T Byron Nelson here. Lahiri fired six birdies through the last 13 holes after scoring a birdie, bogey and double bogey in the first four.

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