Neeraj Chopra wins Gold and two Czech Republic throwers Jakub and Vitezslav lift Silver and Bronze. The German favourite World No. 1, Vetter Johannes was ousted in the first round.
The 2020 Tokyo Olympics Men’s javelin throw event took place from 4th and 7th August 2021 at the Japan National Stadium.
The existing world, prior to Tokyo Olympic is:
World Record: Jan Železny – Czech Republic; 98.48 set in Germany on 25th May 1996.
Olympic Record: Andreas Thorkildsen – Norway; 90.57 set in China on 23rd August 2008.
The javelin competition used the two-round format, in which the divided final was introduced in 1936. Accordingly, the qualifying round provides each competitor 3 throws to achieve a qualifying distance, which is 83.50 metres.
The final provides each thrower players with 3 throws and the top 8 throwers receive an additional 3 throws for a total of six. The best throw would be counted.
Men’s Javelin – Qualification Summary
|IND CHOPRA Neeraj||86.65|
|GER VETTER Johannes||85.64|
|PAK NADEEM Arshad||85.16|
|CZE VADLEJCH Jakub||84.93|
|FIN ETELATALO Lassi||84.50|
|GER WEBER Julian||84.41|
|ROU NOVAC Alexandru Mihaita||83.27|
|CZE VESELY Vitezslav||83.04|
|BLR KATKAVETS Aliaksei||82.72|
|MDA MARDARE Andrian||82.70|
|BLR MIALESHKA Pavel||82.64|
|SWE AMB Kim||82.40|