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Doha Diamond League 2024 Highlights: Neeraj Chopra finishes 2nd with best throw of 88.36m; Kishore Jena eliminated

Doha Diamond League 2024 Highlights: Check out highlights as Neeraj Chopra finished second in men's javelin throw event
Doha Diamond League 2024 Live Updates, Neeraj Chopra in javelin throw event
Doha Diamond League 2024 Live Updates, Neeraj Chopra in javelin throw event

Doha Diamond League 2024 Highlights, Neeraj Chopra in javelin throw event: Defending Olympic champion Neeraj Chopra failed to defend his top position in the Doha leg of the Diamond League as he finished second in the table behind Olympic and world-medallist Jakub Vadlejch of the Czech Republic. After a foul attempt to start with, Neeraj took the third spot with a throw of 84.93m on his second attempt before claiming the second position by improving his figure to 86.24m on his next try. With Vadlejch, who had his best attempt on his third throw of 88.38m, registering back-to-back fouls, Neeraj had the opportunity to take the pole position. However, after hurling an 82.28m throw on his fifth attempt, he pushed his limit to challenge the Czech athlete on his final try, but landed just three centimetres short of overtaking him. Neeraj did suffer a scare as former world champion Anderson Peters of Grenada looked to threaten him for a third-place finish, but his final attempt was 86.62m. Neeraj eventually took the second position in the Doha Leg....Read More

Meanwhile, Kishore Kumar Jena, the other Indian in the event, was eliminated after the third round as he finished ninth with his best attempt of 76.31m on his third try.

After this event, the 26-year-old will feature in a home for the first time in three years as he will appear in the National Federation Cup Senior Athletics Championships to be held in Bhubaneswar from May 12 to 15. Jena will also be taking part in the event. As per the schedule, the men's javelin qualifying round will be held on May 14 and the final will take place on May 15.

Follow all the updates here:
May 10, 2024 11:22 PM IST

Doha Diamond League 2024 Live Updates, Neeraj Chopra in javelin throw event: That's a wrap…

What drama in the end. But it certainly shows that Neeraj has the ability to push his limits even in the final round of the event. Today, he lost the top position by mere two centimetres. Meanwhile, hard luck for Kishore Jena, who finished ninth. The duo will be back next week in the National Federation Cup Senior Athletics Championships to be held in Bhubaneswar

May 10, 2024 11:16 PM IST

Doha Diamond League 2024 Live Updates, Neeraj Chopra in javelin throw event: Wait…

Peters hurls a long throw…and it's 86.62m. This means, Neeraj finishes 2nd while Vadlejch takes the 1st spot.

May 10, 2024 11:14 PM IST

Doha Diamond League 2024 Live Updates, Neeraj Chopra in javelin throw event: Neeraj now…

Another foul throw from Vadlejch. It's Neeraj's attempt now. His final throw. That's a HUGE throw. And it's 88.36m! Ohhh...just 2cm short. WHAT A COMPETITION!

May 10, 2024 11:09 PM IST

Doha Diamond League 2024 Live Updates, Neeraj Chopra in javelin throw event: That Neeraj Chopra throw…

May 10, 2024 11:08 PM IST

Doha Diamond League 2024 Live Updates, Neeraj Chopra in javelin throw event: Here's how things look after five rounds of throws

1. Vadlejch: 88.38m

2. Chopra: 86.24m

3. Peters: 85.75m

4. Helander: 83.99m

5. Mardare: 81.33m

6. Matusevicius: 80.05m

7. Dean: 79.34m

8. Yego: 78.37m

Only top three will be allowed in the final round of the men's javelin throw

May 10, 2024 11:06 PM IST

Doha Diamond League 2024 Live Updates, Neeraj Chopra in javelin throw event: Final attempt!

It's time for Neeraj's final shot to claim the top position. Meanwhile, Jena was eliminated after finishing ninth at the end of three rounds

May 10, 2024 11:01 PM IST

Doha Diamond League 2024 Live Updates, Neeraj Chopra in javelin throw event: Neeraj can't improve

Vadlejch registers a foul throw. Opportunity for Neeraj to take the pole position. Can he? Well, not yet. It's 82.28m from the Indian.

May 10, 2024 10:57 PM IST

Doha Diamond League 2024 Live Updates, Neeraj Chopra in javelin throw event: Can Neeraj make a comeback?

Rarely has the reigning Olympic champion made a comeback so late in the event. But if he truly does it today, it will surely send a huge message to his competitors ahead of the Paris Olympics

May 10, 2024 10:52 PM IST

Doha Diamond League 2024 Live Updates, Neeraj Chopra in javelin throw event: 86.18m throw from Neeraj

The 26-year-old delivers an 86.18m throw on his fourth attempt as he remains in the second spot. Vadlejch registered an 84.04m throw, while it is 82.89m from Peters

May 10, 2024 10:50 PM IST

Doha Diamond League 2024 Live Updates, Neeraj Chopra in javelin throw event:  Here's how things stand after three rounds of throws...

1. Vadlejch: 88.38m

2. Chopra: 86.24m

3. Peters: 85.75m

4. Helander: 82.84m

5. Mardare: 81.33m

6. Matusevicius: 80.05m

7. Dean: 79.34m

8. Yego: 78.37m

9. Kishore: 76.31m

10. Thompson: 73.46m

May 10, 2024 10:41 PM IST

Doha Diamond League 2024 Live Updates, Neeraj Chopra in javelin throw event: Kishore Jena drops to 9th spot

It's been a forgettable start for the Odisha-based athlete as his third attempt of 76.31m keeps him in the ninth spot after three rounds of throws.

May 10, 2024 10:37 PM IST

Doha Diamond League 2024 Live Updates, Neeraj Chopra in javelin throw event: Neeraj is once again 2nd!

Neeraj once again moves to the second spot in the table after improving his second attempt of 84.93m to 86.24m on his third try. But he remains behind Vadlejch, who betters his throw to 88.38m on his third attempt

May 10, 2024 10:32 PM IST

Doha Diamond League 2024 Live Updates, Neeraj Chopra in javelin throw event: Neeraj now stands 3rd

Ohh…it's a foul attempt from Kishore Jena on his second throw. Meanwhile, Neeraj drops to third spot after Peters delivers an 85.75m throw on his second attempt

May 10, 2024 10:27 PM IST

Doha Diamond League 2024 Live Updates, Neeraj Chopra in javelin throw event: 84.93m from Neeraj!

Neeraj jumps to the second spot in the table with his first legal attempt of 84.93m. He still stands behind Vadlejch, who improved his 1st attempt to 86.93 on his second opportunity.

May 10, 2024 10:24 PM IST

Doha Diamond League 2024 Live Updates, Neeraj Chopra in javelin throw event: Here's how it stands after 1st round of throws...

Vadlejch stands ahead with his 85.67m throw, followed by Peters (80.68m) and Edis Matussevicius (77.73m). Jena stands fifth as of now

May 10, 2024 10:21 PM IST

Doha Diamond League 2024 Live Updates, Neeraj Chopra in javelin throw event: It's Kishore Jena's chance now

Kishore Jena makes a legal throw of 75.72 in his first attempt.

May 10, 2024 10:18 PM IST

Doha Diamond League 2024 Live Updates, Neeraj Chopra in javelin throw event: Foul throw!

Not the start that Neeraj would want. It's a foul throw from the Indian, who is second participant to make his attempt. Jakub Vadlejch was the first to throw and he registered an 85.87m attempt.

May 10, 2024 10:07 PM IST

Doha Diamond League 2024 Live Updates, Neeraj Chopra in javelin throw event: Up next is men's javelin!

We are just minutes away from the men's javelin to kick off. Currently, women's High Jump is underway along with women's 1500m race.

May 10, 2024 9:34 PM IST

Doha Diamond League 2024 Live Updates, Neeraj Chopra in javelin throw event: Who is the other Indian?

Neeraj is not the sole Indian player in the men's javelin throw event as Kishore Kumar Jena will accompany him. The Odisha based athlete is an Asian Games silver medallist and boasts the second-longest javelin throw by an Indian. In the 2023 Asiad in Hangzhou, Jena broke his personal best twice in the same competition. In his third attempt in the competition, he delivered an 86.77m throw which even put him in the leaderboard for a moment. He bettered it to 87.54, on his next attempt, but Neeraj outperformed it with a gold-medal-winning throw of 88.88m.

May 10, 2024 9:23 PM IST

Doha Diamond League 2024 Live Updates, Neeraj Chopra in javelin throw event: Neeraj Chopra aims for 90m mark

While Neeraj has achieved stardom in India, winning the nation of 1.4 billion's first Olympic athletics gold at Tokyo 2020, membership of the elite 90m club has so far escaped him. "I really want to break this barrier," Chopra told a news conference, a day before the Diamond League meeting in the Qatari capital. "I am stuck between 88 and 90 metres.

May 10, 2024 9:11 PM IST

Doha Diamond League 2024 Live Updates, Neeraj Chopra in javelin throw event: What happened in 2022? 

Neeraj Chopra was not part of the 2022 edition of the meet. It was Peters who bagged the top position after having delivered the fifth-longest throw in history (93.07m) at the Qatar Sports Club. Vadlejch finished second with 90.88m throw and Weber third with 86.09m throw.

May 10, 2024 8:57 PM IST

Doha Diamond League 2024 Live Updates, Neeraj Chopra in javelin throw event: How did his competitors fare in the 2023 edition of the meet?

Olympic and world-medallist Jakub Vadlejch of Czech Republic finished second with his highest attempt of 88.63m, while former world champion Anderson Peters of Grenada took the third spot with his attempt of 85.88m.

May 10, 2024 8:46 PM IST

Doha Diamond League 2024 Live Updates, Neeraj Chopra in javelin throw event: How did Neeraj Chopra fare in last edition of the meet

The reigning Olympic champion kicked off the event last year with a sensational throw of 88.67m in his first attempt. He then registered throws of 86.04m, 85.47m, 84.37m and 86.52m, respectively in his second, third, fourth and sixth attempts, while his fourth attempt was a foul. With that performance, he finished in the top position and bagged eight qualification points from the first Diamond League leg of 2023.

May 10, 2024 8:33 PM IST

Doha Diamond League 2024 Live Updates, Neeraj Chopra in javelin throw event: Where to watch the men's javelin throw event? 

The Doha Diamond League 2024 will be aire live on the Sports18 3 and Sports18 1 HD TV channels in India. And to catch the Live streaming of the event, it will be available on Jio Cinema.

May 10, 2024 8:21 PM IST

Doha Diamond League 2024 Live Updates, Neeraj Chopra in javelin throw event: When will the men's javelin throw event start?

The men's javelin is the 19th event of the day, which approximately started around 7:48 PM IST. Currently, the fourth event is going on. Men's javelin throw is expected to start at 10:12 PM IST.

May 10, 2024 8:07 PM IST

Hello and welcome!

Hello and welcome to the live coverage of the 2024 Doha Diamond League where Neeraj Chopra and Kishore Kumar Jena are all set to feature in the men's javelin throw event. Stay tuned for more updates!

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