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Former world champion Johannes Vetter records second-best javelin throw in history at Poland meet
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Former world champion Johannes Vetter records second-best javelin throw in history at Poland meet

At the Continental Tour Gold level event in Chorzow, 27-year-old Vetter, who won gold at the 2017 worlds in London, came to less than a metre of three-time Olympic champion Jan Zelezny's 1996 world record of 98.48m.

Firstpost Masterclass: Neeraj Chopra breaks down why javelin throwing is as much about strong knees and ankles as about shoulder strength
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Firstpost Masterclass: Neeraj Chopra breaks down why javelin throwing is as much about strong knees and ankles as about shoulder strength

In this edition of Firstpost Masterclass, Neeraj Chopra talks about why javelin throw is not just about strength, and reveals the importance of strong knees and stronger ankles for a javelin thrower.

World Athletics Championships 2019: Indian men and women's 4x400m relay teams, javelin thrower Shivpal Singh knocked out of competition
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World Athletics Championships 2019: Indian men and women's 4x400m relay teams, javelin thrower Shivpal Singh knocked out of competition

With the disappointing performances, India's hopes of reaching the finals and booking Olympic berths in men's and women's 4x400m relay events went up in smoke.

World Athletics Championships 2019: Andreas Hofmann puts Rio 2016 setback behind as Tokyo 2020 appears on horizon
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World Athletics Championships 2019: Andreas Hofmann puts Rio 2016 setback behind as Tokyo 2020 appears on horizon

Part of the golden generation of German javelin throwers, Andreas Hofmann talks to Firstpost about the dejection of missing out on Rio 2016 despite making the cut, training indoors in winter months with tennis balls and more.

Year in review 2018: With 2020 Tokyo Olympics in sight, javelin star Neeraj Chopra looks to build on past success
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Year in review 2018: With 2020 Tokyo Olympics in sight, javelin star Neeraj Chopra looks to build on past success

Fame and adulation can be tough to handle for most twenty-year-olds but his family is happy that Neeraj has managed to shrug off the distractions targeting an Olympic medal with a monk-like dedication.

Asian Games 2018 gold medallist Neeraj Chopra misses bronze by a whisker at Diamond League Final in Zurich
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Asian Games 2018 gold medallist Neeraj Chopra misses bronze by a whisker at Diamond League Final in Zurich

Asian Games gold medalist Chopra sent the spear to a best distance of 85.73m to end at fourth position in the eight-man event

Commonwealth Games javelin throw gold medalist Neeraj Chopra qualifies for Diamond League Final in Zurich
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Commonwealth Games javelin throw gold medalist Neeraj Chopra qualifies for Diamond League Final in Zurich

Javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra will compete in the Diamond League final to be held in Zurich, after sealing his place with positive performances in Doha and Eugene.

Indian javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra finishes at sixth position in Diamond League Series
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Indian javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra finishes at sixth position in Diamond League Series

The 20-year-old Indian, the reigning Asian and Commonwealth Games champion, had shattered his own national record with a throw of 87.43m while finishing fourth in the first leg in Doha last month.

World Champion Johannes Vetter predicts Indian javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra will throw close to 90m this year
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World Champion Johannes Vetter predicts Indian javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra will throw close to 90m this year

After winning gold at Gold Coast Games with his second career-best throw of 86.47m, the 20-year-old Neeraj has said that he would like to join the '90m club' soon.

Doha Diamond League: After winning CWG gold, Neeraj Chopra to compete in season-opening leg of series
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Doha Diamond League: After winning CWG gold, Neeraj Chopra to compete in season-opening leg of series

Last year, Neeraj had taken part in three legs of the Diamond League series and accumulated six points to end at eighth place in the overall rankings.

Javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra aims to breach 90m mark after winning gold at Commonwealth Games 2018
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Javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra aims to breach 90m mark after winning gold at Commonwealth Games 2018

Neeraj produced a season's best throw of 86.47 metres to become only the fourth Indian individual in the history of the Games to win a track and field gold.

How does Neeraj Chopra know what's good for him: AFI chief hits out at javelin thrower for training in Germany
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How does Neeraj Chopra know what's good for him: AFI chief hits out at javelin thrower for training in Germany

Neeraj Chopra achieved the medal under German coach Werner Daniels, but it looks like the association might come to an end due to Athletics Federation of India.

Commonwealth Games 2018: Neeraj Chopra looks to improve his personal best and win medal at Gold Coast
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Commonwealth Games 2018: Neeraj Chopra looks to improve his personal best and win medal at Gold Coast

Neeraj Chopra said that touching his personal best should fetch him a medal in the 4-15 April CWG as well as the Asian Games in August-September.

From Usain Bolt's injury to Kevin Mayer's maiden gold - Heartbreaks and celebrations from Day 9 of Championships
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From Usain Bolt's injury to Kevin Mayer's maiden gold - Heartbreaks and celebrations from Day 9 of Championships

Here are some photo highlights from Day 9 of IAAF World Championships 2017 in London.

IAAF World Athletics Championships 2017: Maria Lasitskene retains high jump title, Johannes Vetter wins javelin gold
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IAAF World Athletics Championships 2017: Maria Lasitskene retains high jump title, Johannes Vetter wins javelin gold

Russian Maria Lasitskene, competing as a neutral, defended her title at the IAAF World Championships, with Ukraine's Yulia Levchenko and Poland's Kamila Licwinko taking silver and bronze respectively.

IAAF World Athletics Championships 2017: Almaz Ayana, Asbel Kiprop, Caster Semenya in action on Day 10
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IAAF World Athletics Championships 2017: Almaz Ayana, Asbel Kiprop, Caster Semenya in action on Day 10

Here's all you need to know about the schedule of events to be held in IAAF World Athletics Championships 2017 on Day 10.

IAAF World Athletics Championships 2017 medal tally: USA continue to lead as Usain Bolt, Mo Farah falter in farewell
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IAAF World Athletics Championships 2017 medal tally: USA continue to lead as Usain Bolt, Mo Farah falter in farewell

Here's a look at the medals tally after Day 9 of IAAF World Athletics Championships 2017 in London.

IAAF World Athletics Championships 2017: Davinder Singh Kang let down by AFI's lack of support for final
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IAAF World Athletics Championships 2017: Davinder Singh Kang let down by AFI's lack of support for final

Davinder Singh Kang threw below par to crush any hopes India had of a surprising podium finish in the javelin throw but to prepare for a World Championship final takes more than an individual’s effort

IAAF World Athletics Championships 2017: India's Davinder Singh Kang finishes 12th in men's javelin throw final
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IAAF World Athletics Championships 2017: India's Davinder Singh Kang finishes 12th in men's javelin throw final

Davinder Singh Kang failed to make his historic final-round appearance count, finishing a disappointing 12th in the men's javelin throw competition, as India continued their miserable show in the World Athletics Championships in London.

IAAF World Athletics Championships 2017: Combative Davinder Singh Kang aims for history in javelin throw final
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IAAF World Athletics Championships 2017: Combative Davinder Singh Kang aims for history in javelin throw final

Doing well at the World Championships has been Davinder Singh Kang’s consistent refrain and the training done with an eye on the tournament has paid off.