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Kang disappoints in javelin final, finishes 12th

Davinder Singh Kang

Davinder Singh Kang today failed to make the final-round appearance count in the men’s javelin throw event in the World Athletics Championships in London. He finished a disappointing12th as India continued their miserable show in the Championships. Kang, the first Indian to qualify for a world championship final round in javelin throw could only muster a best throw of 80.02m in his third attempt.

Johannes Vetter of Germany, won the gold with a best throw of 89.89m, while Czech Republic duo Jakub Vadlejch (89.73m) and Petr Frydrych (88.32m), clinched the silver and bronze respectively. Reigning Olympic champion, Thomas Rohler, was fourth with a best throw of 88.26m.

The 28-year-old Kang, who tested positive for marijuana but still made it to the Indian squad as the dope offence did not attract an automatic suspension, was carrying a right shoulder injury that he had sustained in May.

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