Athletics schedule at 2024 Paris Olympics released: Neeraj’s potential shot at glory on August 8

Abhijit Deshmukh, London

On August 7, 2021, Neeraj Chopra had won a historic gold medal for India at the Tokyo Olympics. Almost exactly after three years, he will have another chance to repeat the glory. The men’s javelin throw final in the 2024 Paris Olympics is scheduled for August 8.

World Athletics has approved the schedule for the events to be conducted in Paris. The athletics events in 2024 will take place over 11 days, beginning on August 1 with the 20-kilometer race walk, and concluding on August 11, with the women’s marathon.

Track and field events will take place at Stade de France over 17 sessions of action. The road events will take place in the mornings on four days. All the track and field finals will be conducted in evening sessions.

The gala event, the men’s 100 metres final, will take place on August 4.

Athletes who would like to participate in two events — like the 100m and 200m, 800m and 1500m, 1500m and 5000m, or 5000m and 10,000m — will not have to take part in both on a given day. Long jump and triple jump, as well as the 20km and 35km race walks, are additional potential doubles.

On August 2, during the first evening session, which finishes with the men’s 10,000m final, the first track medals will be given out. Day 2 has the finals of the women’s 100m, men’s shot put and women’s triple jump lined up. Day 3 begins with the women’s 3000m steeplechase heats and concludes with the men’s 100m final.

Prior to the men’s 1500m and women’s 200m finals on Day 5, the male pole-vaulters will battle for the title on Day 4.

Repechage rounds

Like Wrestling, the 2024 Olympic Games will feature a repechage round in every individual track event from 200m to 1500m, including the hurdles events. Athletes who do not qualify directly from Round 1 of heats will now have a second opportunity to qualify for the semi-finals by competing in repechage heats.

The qualification process for the athletics events was announced last month. It is based on a dual qualification pathway, with 50% of athletes qualifying by entrance requirements and the other 50% through world rankings.

Read more about qualification process here:-

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