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CWG: Chopra enters men's javelin final

IANS  |  Gold Coast (Australia) 

Indian athletes Neeraj Chopra, Kashana and entered the finals of their respective events at the 21st here on Friday.

Chopra and Kashana entered the final of the men's Throw. Johnson did well to qualify for the medal round of the men's 1,500 metre event.

Chopra hurled the to a distance of 80.42 metres to take the second place in Group A of the qualification round. Kashana registered 78.88m to qualify as the third thrower in Group B.

Hamish Peacock of was the best performer in the qualifying stage, recording 81.22m to finish at the top spot in Group B. Arshad Nadeem of registered a new national record of 80.45 to finish second.

Later, Johnson ran a superb race to finish second in Heat 2 of the men's 1,500m.

The athlete powered into the lead in the first round. He held onto the lead till around the halfway stage when he was overtaken by a group of three runners including eventual winner of

The Indian however, accelerated well towards the end to take the second spot with a time of 3 minutes and 47.04 seconds.

Elijah was well ahead in front with 3:46.82.



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First Published: Fri, April 13 2018. 08:38 IST