India's Neeraj Chopra will compete in the men's throw event at the 2022 World Athletics Championships this Thursday. After a historic gold at the 2022 Tokyo Olympics, Neeraj will attempt to win India's first WAC medal since 2003. Former long jumper Anju Bobby George's 2003 bronze is still the only World Cup medal won by an Indian.
The qualifying round is scheduled for July 21, day 7 of the championship. The final is on July 23 (July 24 India). Speaking to TOI ahead of the competition, Neeraj said, "In athletics, it's very simple. When you throw, you have to be the farthest, when you jump, you have to be the highest, and when you run, you have to be the fastest" is how Neeraj puts it in this interaction.
In June, Chopra won the gold medal at the Kuortan Games in Finland after recording a throw of 86.69m in his first attempt. He was behind Keshorn Walcott of Trinidad and Tobago and world champion Anderson Peters of Grenada.
When is the Men’s Javelin throw in World Athletics Championships 2022?
Qualifiers, July 22 (Friday), Final July 24 (Sunday)
Where to watch Neeraj Chopra live in World Athletics Championships 2022?
Sony Ten 2 and Sony Six channels
Live Streaming: Sony LIV
At what time will Neeraj Chopra's javelin throw competition in World Athletics Championships 2022 start?
Timing: Qualifiers 05:30 am, Final 07:00 am IST onwards
When is the Men’s Javelin throw?
The men’s javelin throw is scheduled to take place on July 21 (July 22 in India) with the qualification round.