New Delhi : India’s star javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra threw 88.77 meters in the qualifying round of the World Athletics Championships 2023 on Friday. With this, he qualified for the Paris Olympics. Neeraj has also confirmed his place in the final of the World Athletics Championship. The Paris Olympics will begin on 26 July 2024.
In the ongoing World Athletics Championships in Budapest, Hungary, Neeraj threw 88.77m in his first attempt of the qualifying round, which is also his season’s best. Besides winning gold medals at the Olympics, Asian Games and Commonwealth Games, the 25-year-old Neeraj Chopra is also a Diamond League champion.
With Neeraj Chopra qualifying for the final, India’s medal hopes have also increased in this championship, as no Indian athlete has won gold in the World Athletics Championships so far.
However, it was Neeraj Chopra who won the silver medal in the World Athletics Championship 2022 held in Oregon last year. With this, India’s long wait of 19 years for the medal was ended.