Kuortane Games 2021: When and where to watch, schedule and live streaming details

The one-day event is scheduled to take place on 26 June and will see Neeraj Chopra go toe to toe against Johannes Vetter.

Neeraj Chopra
Neeraj Chopra

The Kuortane Games, also known as the Midsummer race, will be held on July 26 in Kuortane, Finland. The Kuortane Games 2021 is part the international World Athletics Continental Tour Bronze series as well as that of the domestic Motonet GP series. With the Tokyo Olympics only a month away, the Games will offer athletes the much-needed match-practice.

The Kuortane Games will also be featuring three para sports along with a plethora of track and field events. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, there would not be any seating tickets sold for the event. However, fans can buy “block tickets” in which they can choose the seating in their block.

Neeraj Chopra vs Johannes Vetter: The match up to watch out for

Johannes Vetter and Neeraj Chopra face off at Kuortane Games 2021
Johannes Vetter and Neeraj Chopra

In what might serve as a trailer for the Tokyo Olympics, ace Indian javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra will clash against world no. 1, Johannes Vetter of Germany at the Kuortane Games on 26th June 2021.

The released entry list of men’s javelin throw has intrigued athletics fans all over the world. Many illustrious athletes are set to feature at the Games making it the most anticipated and important javelin throw contest before the upcoming Olympics. Anderson Peters, the 2019 World Champion, and Keshorn Walcott, the 2012 and 2016 Olympic medalists will also be competing against Chopra and Vetter.

Although Neeraj Chopra and Johannes Vetter have competed against each other at various Diamond League events in the 2017 and 2018 season, the Kuortane Games are set to offer a small glimpse into what the men’s javelin throw scene will be like at the upcoming Tokyo Olympics.

German javelin thrower Johannes Vetter has been in a thundering form since the start of the 2021 season. He has been dishing out throws beyond 90m at will. On the other hand, top Indian javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra has been in a good form since the beginning of the season and is very close to hitting the magical 90-meter mark.

Schedule of Kuortane Games 2021

The Kuortane Games 2021 will be held on June 26. Given below is the schedule of all events (all times are in local time).

13:50: Men Pole Vault

14:05: Women Javelin Throw

14:30: Wheelchair Javelin Throw

15:25: Women Triple Jump

15:30: Men 1500 m Race B

15:40: Men Discus Throw

15:45: Women 800 m Race B

15:50: Women High Jump

16:05: Men 400m Hurdles Race A

16:15: Women 400m Hurdles Race A

16:25: Women Pole Vault

16:30: Men 100m Heats

16:40: 100m Wheelchair racing

17:00: Women 100m Hurdles heats

17:00: Men Javelin Throw

17:05: Men Long Jump

17:15: Women 200m Race B

17:20: Women 200m Race A

17:25: Men 100m Final

17:35: 400m Wheelchair racing

17:45: Women 800 m Race A

18:00: Women 100m Hurdles Final

18:15: Men 1500m Race A

Where to watch Kuortane Games 2021

One can follow the Kuortane Games 2021 on their official website, which will carry live results from the Games. The athletics body will also have a live streaming of the event but is yet to release the whereabouts of the same. Social media handles of the Kuortane Games 2021 like Twitter, Instagram and Facebook will have regular updates.

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