Davinder Singh Kang has become the first Indian to qualify for the final round of the javelin throw at the IAAF World Athletics Championships in London.
Competing in the qualification round Group B yesterday, Kang, who was carrying a shoulder injury, cleared the automatic qualification mark of 83 meter in his third and final throw as he sent the iron spear to a distance of 84.22 meter. He had a 82.22m in his opening throw and then came up with 82.14m in his second.
The 26-year-old athlete from Punjab was under pressure to touch the 83 m in his final attempt and he was the last man to take the throw. He did it in style by sending the spear beyond the qualification mark to the huge relief of the Indian camp.