Neeraj Chopra, India’s star javelin thrower, maintained India’s chances of an elusive Olympic medal in track and field by winning a straight qualification into the finals with a spectacular throw of 86.65m, which placed him first in Group A.
And the overall rankings at the end of the qualification round were unexpected, with Neeraj on top, followed by Johannes Vetter, Germany’s world leader, who struggled at first before reaching the cut with an 85.64m effort in the last round.
Twitter could not hold back from responding to this record breaking throw.
.@Neeraj_chopra1 made entering an Olympic final look so easy! 😲😱— #Tokyo2020 for India (@Tokyo2020hi) August 4, 2021
Neeraj’s FIRST attempt of 86.65m in his FIRST-EVER #Olympics was recorded as the highest in men’s Group A, beating @jojo_javelin‘s 85.64m 👏#StrongerTogether | #UnitedByEmotion | #Tokyo2020 | #BestOfTokyo pic.twitter.com/U4eYHBVrjG
What a brilliant start from Neeraj Chopra in #JavelinThrow . Announces his arrival in grand style. Qualifies for the final in his first throw finishing top in his group. Absolutely brilliant . pic.twitter.com/BX7oRFuUng— Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) August 4, 2021
Soon after this, #Whattathrow started trending on Twitter.
Neeraj Chopra 86.65 🇮🇳— Sushant Mehta (@SushantNMehta) August 4, 2021
Javelin finals on 7th August 4:30pm
WHAT A THROW 🔥😱pic.twitter.com/WyYWC0Qiz5
LET’S GRAB THE MEDAL.— ᴋ💚 ✙ (@kim_manu_jin) August 4, 2021
WHAT A THROW 😱😱😱
GO FOR GOLD. FIGHTING NEERAJ😤✊🏻#Olympics #TokyoOlympics2020 #TokyoOlympics #Tokyo2020 https://t.co/OLs4ZFQMGd
बहुत शुभकामनाएं!💐— Dr. Ashok Choudhary (@AshokChoudhaary) August 4, 2021
आत्मविश्वास से भरे नीरज चोपड़ा ने टोक्यो की धरती पर भारत का झंडा बुलंद कर दिया है। #javlinthrow के फाइनल राउंड में प्रवेश करने पर बधाई।#Tokyo2020 pic.twitter.com/ufFFLWTQuP
Kudos to u man, in a javelin throw one has to use all his hand power to throw the javelin and should also have a perfect control on body and the run, he is absolutely perfect. Whatta throw 👏👏👏👏🔥🔥🔥— Saikrishna (@saikrishnaPaga3) August 4, 2021
Men’s #JavlinThrow 🥳🔥🔥 Chopra Medal Contender💯🥰Hope For the best…— V𝖆𝖆𝖙𝖍𝖎y𝖆𝖗💥 T𝖍𝖆𝖑𝖆𝖕𝖆𝖙𝖍Y👽💔 (@Vaathiyar_) August 4, 2021
Successfully Qualified ✅#Tokyo2020 #Olympics #TeamIndia pic.twitter.com/X40Stxrcoj
Congratulations & Best wishes@Neeraj_chopra1 #Cheer4India 🇮🇳#Tokyo2020 pic.twitter.com/2tPXLYP2Ni— Dilip Kumar Das (@DilipDa60259821) August 4, 2021
If all goes well, Neeraj Chopra will certainly a bring a medal home.— Niharika (@Saysniha) August 4, 2021
Congradulations Neeraj for this more than perfect Javelin Throw of 86.65 mtrs.— Rajiv Pradhan (@RajivPr44675198) August 4, 2021
You are sure to Win Gold along with winning the hearts and minds of Sports enthusiasts World over.
Here in India we are very proud of you.
All the best..Paare Bete.
He is a Rockstar and must win. Such a stud.— Triveni Tigress 🇮🇳 (@triveni4get) August 4, 2021
The whole country has been waiting for this.— Ashwin Doke (@ashwindoke) August 4, 2021
And he lives up to the expectations.
All the best for the Finals Shera pic.twitter.com/QaO4UtRnwv
Rockstar ✨ you deserve congratulations final round would be much better than this 👍👍🇮🇳— sabina shetty (@sabina_shetty) August 4, 2021