Prime News, International Sports, London, August 11:- Davinder Singh Kang has become the first Indian to qualify for the final round of the javelin throw World Championships being held in London.
However, another Indian and world junior record holder Neeraj Chopra crashed out in the qualification round.
Competing in the qualification round Group B, Kang, who was carrying a shoulder injury, cleared the automatic qualification mark of 83m in his third and final throw as he threw the iron spear at a distance of 84.22m.
In the competition, thirteen throwers including five from Group A and seven from Group B crossed the automatic qualification mark of 83m and all of them will compete in the final round.
-(NGB, Inputs: Agencies)