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Rohit Yadav reaches final: India’s most consistent male javelin thrower after Olympic champion Neeraj Chopra


Rohit Yadav joined Olympic champion Neeraj Chopra after qualifying for the men’s javelin throw final at the World Athletics Championships in Oregon on Friday.

Inspired by Neeraj Chopra, Rohit Yadav aims new heights at World Athletics (Twitter Photo)

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Rohit Yadav qualified for the javelin throw final and claimed the 11th spot
  • The 21-year-old Indian recorded a season’s and personal best of 82.54m
  • Rohit Yadav hails from the Uttar Pradesh state of India and has gone over the 80m rank several times

Olympic champion Neeraj Chopra is undoubtedly India’s best when it comes to javelin throw in any competition in the world. Neeraj proved his mettle once again when he needed just one throw to breach the automatic qualifying mark and reach his maiden world final in men’s javelin.

However, Neeraj was not the only Indian to reach the World Athletics Final in the men’s javelin throw event on Friday. Rohit Yadav, inspired by Neeraj, also made it to the finals after finishing sixth in the Group B qualification round and 11th overall with his first round throw of 80.42m.

His second throw was a foul and he managed a modest 77.32m on his last attempt. The 21-year-old Indian recorded a season’s and personal best of 82.54m while winning silver at the National Inter State Senior Athletics Championship in Chennai.

Rohit Yadav hails from the Uttar Pradesh state of India and has gone over the 80m rank several times in the last three months. He started his debut World Championships campaign on the back of eight 80m+ throws in his career.

In April 2022, Rohit won the men’s gold medal at the Indian Open Javelin Throw Competition 2022 at JRD Tata Sports Complex in Jamshedpur. Rohit Yadav reached the 74m mark in all six attempts and registered his best effort of 78.31m on his third attempt.

Rohit Yadav’s personal best is 81.83m, which came at the Federation Cup earlier this season. He has already qualified for the Commonwealth Games 2022 but will need to improve considerably to reach the 85m qualification mark in the final of the World Athletics Championships on Sunday.

Rohit takes inspiration from his senior and Olympic champion Neeraj and aims to go one step ahead. Both of them will now compete against each other in the men’s javelin throw final at the World Championships, which is to be held on July 23.

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