MEN’S JAVELIN THROW PREVIEW
A fit-again Neeraj Chopra can script historical past once more when he takes half within the Diamond League Assembly in Lausanne on Friday.
The 24-year-old Olympic champion javelin thrower has recovered from the “minor” groin pressure harm he had suffered whereas profitable a historic silver medal through the World Championships in Eugene, USA, final month.
A top-three end right here will guarantee Chopra a berth within the Diamond League Finals in Zurich on September 7 and eight as he’s at fourth spot within the standings with seven factors. He had completed second within the Stockholm leg — his first-ever podium — on June 30.
The highest six within the standings will make the Zurich Finals. The Lausanne occasion is the final leg which has males’s javelin throw competitors.
Whether or not Chopra continues his sturdy kind this season, after the one-month rehabilitation, stays to be seen. He can develop into the primary Indian to win a Diamond League Assembly because the eight-man discipline right here is just not so sturdy.
Earlier than Chopra, discus thrower Vikas Gowda is the one Indian to have completed in top-three in a Diamond League Assembly. Gowda had completed second twice — in New York in 2012 and in Doha in 2014 — and third on two events — Shanghai and Eugene in 2015.
Tokyo Olympics silver medallist Jakub Vadlejch of Czech Republic, who’s collaborating in Lausanne, leads the standings with 20 factors, adopted by Germany’s Julian Weber (19 factors) and world champion Anderson Peters (16 factors) of Grenada.
Weber is just not collaborating in Lausanne. Peters misses out in addition to he’s recovering from an harm after being assaulted inside a ship in his nation earlier this month.
A struggling Keshorn Walcott of Trinidad and Tobago, the 2012 Olympic champion, can be within the fray.
Three athletes who’re beneath Chopra within the Diamond League standings — Latvians Gatis Cakss and Patriks Gailums, and Curtis Thompson of USA — are additionally collaborating right here.
In the beginning of the season, Chopra had stated that he wish to do properly within the Diamond Leg Finals.
Chopra’s season greatest is 89.94m whereas Vadlejch has a season’s better of 90.88m and Walcott 89.07m.
This will probably be Chopra’s second competitors in a Diamond League Assembly this season. Earlier, he had completed fourth in Zurich in August 2018.
He has taken half in eight Diamond League meets thus far — three in 2017, 4 in 2018 and one this yr. He had two fourth-place finishes, the opposite one being in Doha in Could 2018, when he had thrown 87.43m, earlier than taking the second place in Stockholm.
Chopra had pulled out of the Birmingham Commonwealth Video games (July 28-August 8) simply two days earlier than the beginning of the multi-sport occasion as he was suggested a four-week relaxation by his medical crew. He then underwent rehabilitation in Germany.
“Feeling sturdy and prepared for Friday. Thanks for the help, everybody. See you in Lausanne!” Chopra had tweeted on Monday.
Birmingham CWG silver medallist Avinash Sable was earlier among the many members within the males’s 3000m steeplechase, however his title is not within the checklist.
When is the Diamond League assembly in Lausanne scheduled to happen?
The Diamond League assembly in Lausanne will probably be unfold throughout two days – Thursday, August 25 and Friday, August 26.
At what time is the Lausanne Diamond League 2022 beginning?
Solely the boys’s pole vault occasion was scheduled for day one. It began at 6 PM native time (9:30 PM IST) on Thursday, with Sweden’s Armand Duplantis ending first with a gathering report (6.10).
The remaining 13 occasions start at 6:10 PM native time (9:40 PM IST) on the second day.
When is Neeraj Chopra’s javelin throw occasion scheduled to get underway?
The lads’s javelin throw will begin at 7:25 PM native time (10:55 PM IST).
The place and the best way to watch the reside telecast and reside streaming of the Lausanne 2022 Diamond League on TV and on-line respectively in India?
The Diamond League Lausanne 2022 motion will probably be broadcast on Sports activities 18-1 SD. It’s accessible for streaming on the Voot app (subscription required).