Okoye's super final throw sees Brit hope barge his way into discus final
12:11 GMT, 6 August 2012
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Lawrence Okoye proved his medal credentials with an impressive final throw in discus qualifying in the Olympic Stadium on Monday morning.
The 20-year-old produced a throw of 65.28 metres with his third attempt, the fourth furthest of the morning, to go through to the final automatically.
The former rugby player, who has deferred a place at Oxford to study law to concentrate on athletics, is appearing in his first major championship in his home town.
Qualified: Lawrence Okoye reached the final
He improved his British record to 68.24m in May and his qualifying throw was little more than a metre down on Estonia's Gerd Kanter's longest effort.
More to follow.
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