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Neeraj Chopra makes his space in World Athletics Championships 2023

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Neeraj Chopra,

India’s javelin sensation, has stormed into the javelin throw final and secured his spot for the Paris 2024 Olympics. Let’s dive into the electrifying details!

On a slightly overcast day in Budapest, Hungary, Neeraj Chopra brought his absolute best to the qualifying round of the men’s javelin throw. With an astounding throw of 88.77 meters in his very first attempt, he not only booked a direct entry to the final scheduled for Sunday but also surpassed the automatic qualifying mark set at 83.00 meters. It’s akin to hitting a bullseye with his mighty javelin!

However, the excitement doesn’t stop there. Neeraj’s impressive distance of 88.77 meters also means that he has met the entry standard for the javelin throw event at the Paris 2024 Olympics. The Olympic qualification journey commenced on July 1, 2023, and Neeraj’s throw has comfortably exceeded the entry requirement of 85.50 meters. But here’s the catch – the final decision regarding Neeraj’s representation of India at the Paris Olympics rests with the National Olympic Committee. Let’s all keep our hopes high for him!

Neeraj Chopra, who made India proud with his Olympic triumph in Tokyo 2020 and secured silver in the 2022 world championships, holds India’s national record with an exceptional throw of 89.94 meters. He had already showcased his prowess earlier this year with a season-best throw of 88.67 meters at the Doha Diamond League in May.

Expressing his thoughts on his qualification, Neeraj Chopra stated, “I had some great throws during my warm-up, and I felt pretty confident about making it through the first round.” He also disclosed his cautious approach this year to steer clear of injuries before this crucial championship, emphasizing his full readiness for the world championships final on Sunday.

Neeraj isn’t the sole Indian star making waves in the javelin throw. Manu DP, a 23-year-old talent from India who was in the same group as Neeraj Chopra, secured his place in the final by finishing sixth overall with a throw of 81.31 meters. Manu’s personal best stands at an impressive 84.35 meters. He admitted that his warm-ups didn’t go as smoothly as he hoped but was determined to achieve his personal best in the final.

Another Indian, Kishore Jena, competing in a different group, also clinched a spot in the 12-man final with his throw of 80.55 meters, placing him in the ninth position overall. The competition was fierce, with athletes from around the world showcasing their talent.

In the final standings, Pakistan’s Arshad Nadeem secured the second spot overall with a throw of 86.79 meters, and Jakub Vadlejch from the Czech Republic secured the third place with a distance of 83.50 meters. Julian Weber from Germany and Anderson Peters from Grenada also gave their best shots in this intense javelin battle.

Unfortunately, the 2022 world champion, Anderson Peters, faced a tough day and fell short with his best throw measuring 78.49 meters. It’s disappointing for him as he missed out on a spot in the final, landing 16th out of 36 athletes.

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As the anticipation builds, we eagerly await the final showdown on Sunday. Neeraj Chopra and his fellow athletes are all set to light up the field and make their countries proud. Let’s keep our cheers loud and our hopes high for these incredible athletes as they aim for glory in the World Athletics Championships 2023!

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