Tokyo Olympics: Neeraj qualifies for javelin throw final with superb first throw
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While Olympics challenges of other contenders like Anderson Peter, Keshorn Walcott, Bernhard Seifert, Marcin Krukowski, and Julius Yego wilted under the heat and humidity of the unforgiving Tokyo afternoon, India’s Neeraj Chopra breezed past the qualifying stage and into Saturday’s final with an effortless first throw of 86.65m. It was the only throw he needed on Wednesday to make the cut, which was set at 83.50m.

While the distance of his throw placed him on top in qualification in terms of distance, the debutant was circumspect about his performance, pointing out that the real competition would be held on Sunday.

As a 23-year-old competing at his first Olympics, were there butterflies doing fly-bys in the belly on Wednesday?

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