1 July, 2022

Athletics at the Summer Olympics- Javelin Throw Men’s Category 2020

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Summer Olympics is incomplete by the famous athletic sports, Javelin Throw. The craze with which people and players enjoy the pioneer athletic game can barely be left unrecognized. 

The Athletics At The Summer Olympics- Javelin Throw Men’s category 2020 was held from 4 August to 7 August 2020. The location of the newsworthy event is the Tokyo Olympic Stadium. A total of 32 enthusiastic athletes competed at the Summer Olympic Event 2020. Neeraj Chopra, an Indian athlete bagged the Gold Medal. Jakub Vadlejch, a Czech Republic athlete bagged the Silver Medal. And, Vitezslav Vesely, another Czech Republic athlete bagged the Bronze Medal at the Tokyo Olympics 2020. 

What is Javelin Throw?

Javelin Throw is a popular track and throw event played at the field using a javelin. A javelin is nothing but a spear usually about 2.5 meters (8 ft 2 inches) in length. To gain momentum, a Javelin thrower is conditioned to run within a predetermined area. The throwing athletic event is a specialized men’s decathlon and women’s heptathlon event. 

Where did Javelin Throw originate from?

Javelin Throw is a famous athletic sport with its roots based in Ancient Greece. The interesting sport evolved from the daily and consistent use of a spear. Because in the earlier days humans used spears for hunting as well as warfare. Eventually, people in Ancient Greece started practicing the sport widely. Finally, the Javelin Throw was incorporated in the famous Olympic Games in 708BC. The athletic sport was first incorporated with pentathlon. The modern Olympic event has been part of the Olympic games since 1908 in the case of men and 1932 in the case of women. 

How many Athletics at the Summer Olympics- Javelin Throw were held?

The event “Men’s Javelin Throw Qualification-Group A” began at 9:05 am on Wednesday, August 4, 2021. “Men’s Javelin Throw Qualification Event- Group B” event began at 10:35 am on Wednesday, August 4, 2021. The “Men’s Javelin Throw Finals” event was held at 8 pm on Saturday, August 7, 2021. 

Which rank does Neeraj Chopra hold in the Indian Army?

Neeraj Chopra, the Indian Gold Medalist and winner of the “Men’s Javelin Throw Finals” in Tokyo Olympics 2021 is a “Subedar” by profession. In India, “Subedar” is the rank given to the junior commissioned officer of the Indian Army. 

What are the titles, achievements, records held by Neeraj Chopra to date?

Neeraj Chopra achieved the highest world ranking “2” in Men’s Javelin Throw on 11 August 2021. His personal best score in Men’s Javelin Throw is 88.07m as of 2021. He has represented India at several national and international sports tournaments and competitions. So far, he has bagged six gold medals and 1 silver medal in Men’s Javelin Throw category. 

Olympic Games Tokyo 2020Javelin ThrowGold Medal
Asian Games Jakarta 2018Javelin ThrowGold Medal
Commonwealth Games Gold Coast 2018Javelin ThrowGold Medal
Asian Championships Bhubaneshwar 2017Javelin ThrowGold Medal
South Asian Games Guwahati 2017Javelin ThrowGold Medal
World Junior Championships Bydgoszcz 2016Javelin ThrowGold Medal
Asian Junior Championships Ho Chi Minh City 2016Javelin ThrowSilver Medal

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