Team GB star Nick Miller into the final of the hammer throw in Tokyo
Team GB star Nick Miller into the final of the hammer throw, coming third in Group A qualifying… but fellow Brit Taylor Campbell is out of the competition
- Miller’s second throw, of 76.93, is slightly below the automatic qualification mark
- But he qualified from Group A behind Quentin Bigot and Mykhaylo Kokhan
- The Brit holds the British record and won the Commonwealth Games in 2018
- He was competing in Group A, while compatriot Campbell went in Group B
- Hammer veteran Tikhon, of Belarus, won silver at the Rio Olympic Games in 2016
- Find out the latest Tokyo Olympic news including schedule, medal table and results right here
Nick Miller has qualified for the final of the hammer throw at the Tokyo Olympics, although Taylor Campbell missed out and will not progress.
Miller finished in third place in Group A of the hammer qualifying at the Tokyo Olympics with a throw of 76.93, despite that figure being just short of the automatic qualification standard of 77.50.
The Team GB star was competing in Group A alongside Belarusian veteran Ivan Tikhon, 45, while Campbell went in Group B.
Team GB’s Nick Miller is likely to qualify for the final of the hammer throw at the Tokyo Games
Commonwealth champion Miller, 28, is the British record holder and his first throw landed out of bounds but he recovered well with his second throw, which was good enough to see him make the final.
He finished behind Frenchman Quentin Bigot and Ukraine’s Mykhaylo Kokhan, in first and second respectively.
Those two were the only athletes from Group A to throw past the automatic qualification distance of 77.50m.
However, Taylor Campbell finished 14th and did not make the top 12 spots for the event final
A best throw of 71.34m and 14th position was not enough for Campbell, who narrowly missed out on the top 12 across both groups who reached the final.
Wojciech Nowicki of Poland looked strong with a big 79.78m effort, and could be one to watch for a medal.
American duo Rudy Winkler, the national record holder, and Daniel Haugh are also through to Wednesday’s final thanks to throws of of 78.81m and 75.73m respectively.
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