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Olympic gold medalist in javelin throw Neeraj Chopra, continues to make waves in the world of athletics. Neeraj Chopra with his performance has secured his place in the finals of the World Athletics Championships 2023 and also assured his participation in the Paris Olympics 2024. Neeraj Chopra with his remarkable throw of 88.77 meters in the men’s javelin throw event at the World Athletics Championships 2023 surpassed the minimum qualification distance of 85.50 meters for the Paris Olympics 2024.
World Athletics Championships 2023
Budapest, the capital of Hungary, is hosting the 2023 World Athletics Championships. The 19th World Athletics Championships, also known as Budapest 23, began on August 19 and will end on August 27. Hungary is hosting its first World Athletics Championships at this time.
The 2007 World Championships were ultimately held in Osaka after Budapest previously expressed interest in hosting them. Youhuu, a Racka, is the occasion’s official mascot. The National Athletics Center in Budapest, which was constructed especially for the competition and has a proviso capacity of 36,000, is where the championships are being placed.
World Athletics Championships 2023 India
There are 23 men and 4 women among the 27 athletes from India competing in the world athletics championships. The team includes Olympic gold medalist Neeraj Chopra from the Tokyo Games as well as national record holders Avinash Sable, Jyothi Yarraji, Jeswin Aldrin, and Praveen Chithravel. Other noteworthy players on the Indian team include Murali Sreeshankar, Eldhose Paul, Shaili Singh, DP Manu, Annu Rani, and Abdulla Aboobacker. At the Budapest 2023 World Athletics Championships, Indian athletes are vying for medals in 15 events (11 for men and 4 for women).
Neeraj Chopra, an Olympic gold medalist, advanced to the World Athletics Championships finals on Friday after throwing a javelin 88.77 meters. Neeraj Chopra has also qualified for the Paris Olympics in 2024 thanks to his seat in the finals. Neeraj Chopra gave the fourth-best performance of his career and his best of the season.
Neeraj Chopra, the star of the Tokyo Olympics, finished second to Anderson Peters in the qualifying A round of the World Athletics Championships last year after the latter turned in a below-par effort with a throw of 78.49 meters after three attempts. Javelin Throw DP’s other young star from India Manu finished third behind Julian Webber with his best throw of 81.31 meters. DP Unless nine other competitors throw better than Manu during qualification B, Manu also has a good chance of making it to the World Athletics Championships finals.
Neeraj Chopra: Javelin Throw Final
Olympic champion Neeraj Chopra scripted history yet again as he became the first Indian to win a gold medal in the World Athletics Championships with a big throw of 88.17m in the men’s javelin final. In another first, three Indians finished in the top eight with Kishore Jena (84.77m) and DP Manu (84.14m) taking the fifth and sixth spots respectively. Never before did three Indians finish in the top eight of an event in the World Championships.
|Javelin Throws Final|
|1||Neeraj Chopra (IND)||88.17m|
|2||Arshad Nadeem (PAK)||87.82m|
|3||Jakub Vadlejch (CZE)||86.67m|
|4||Julian Weber (GER)||85.79m|
|5||Kishore Jena (IND)||84.77m|
|6||Manu DP (IND)||84.14m|
|7||Oliver Helander (FIN)||83.38m|
|8||Edis Matusevicius (LTU)||82.29m|
|9||Dawid Wegner (POL)||80.75m|
|10||Ihab Abdelrahman (EGY)||80.64m|
Neeraj Chopra at World Athletics Championships 2023
Heading into Budapest 23, Neeraj Chopra was already the first Indian track and field athlete to win a gold medal at the Olympics (Tokyo 2020), the Diamond League title (2022) and the junior world championships (2016). India’s Neeraj Chopra, once again, hauled himself into the history books by winning the gold medal in the men’s javelin throw event at the World Athletics Championships 2023 in Budapest, Hungary.
With a best throw of 88.17m, Olympic champion Neeraj Chopra became the first Indian athlete to win a gold medal at the senior world championships and added yet another noteworthy entry to his list of many firsts. Other achievements of have been mentioned below:
|Neeraj Chopra’s Other Achievements|
|Tokyo Olympics 2020||Gold|
|Dimond League 2022||Diamond League title|
|Asian Games 2018||Gold|
|Commonwealth Games 2018||Gold|
|Asian Championship 2017||Gold|
|World Junior Championship 2016||Gold|
World Athletics Championships 2023 Medals Tally
The United States is once again leading the medal standings in the Budapest 2023 World Athletics Championships. Last year, the US won the most gold medals at its own championships in Oregon, winning 13, to Ethiopia’s four. Jamaica, China, Kenya, Australia, and Peru also won two gold medals each. Despite just winning one gold last year Jake Wightman’s victory in the 1500 meters Great Britain and Northern Ireland have already eclipsed that total this time around in Hungary. Check the World Athletics Championships 2023 Medals Tally below in the table:
World Athletics Championships 2023 Medals Tally
|4||Great Britain and NI||2||2||1||5|
|21||British Virgin Islands||0||1||0||1|