National javelin throw championship: Kishore Kumar Jena tops list of qualifiers

A change of schedule released as late 90 minutes from Saturdayโ€™s event robbed the first day of National javelin throw championship of the two finals originally planned.

As a result, only the qualifying rounds in men, boys under-18 and under-16 were held at the Nehru Sports Complex. All eight finals will be on Sunday.

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After the qualifying rounds, 12 men headed by Odishaโ€™s Kishore Kumar Jena who came up with the dayโ€™s best throw of 70.96 metres, made it to the final.

In the boysโ€™ under-18, throwers from Uttar Pradesh occupied the top five qualifying spots with Rahul Yadav showing the way with an attempt of 65.30 metres.

For boysโ€™ under-16, local lad Arjun topped the list of qualifiers with an effort of 62.19.

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