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Neeraj Chopra qualifies for Worlds final; book a place in Olympics 2024

The 25-year-old Chopra's qualifying round lasted just a few minutes as he sent the spear to his season's and fourth career-best distance. The 2024 Paris Olympics qualifying mark is 85.50m

Neeraj Chopra

Neeraj Chopra

BS Web Team New Delhi
Neeraj Chopra on Friday qualified for the 2024 Olympics with a big throw of 88.77m in his first attempt, which also took him to the final of the javelin throw competition at the World Athletics Championships 2023.

The 25-year-old Chopra's qualifying round lasted just a few minutes as he sent the spear to his season's and fourth career-best distance. He was competing in Group A qualification round.

The 2024 Paris Olympics qualifying mark is 85.50m. The qualifying window began on July 1.

Tokyo Olympics champion Chopra has a personal best of 89.94 metres, which he had achieved at the Stockholm Diamond League on June 30, 2022.

Those who throw 83m or the top-12 best performers from both Group A and B qualify for the final round to be held on Sunday.

World Athletics Championship 2023: Javelin Throw Group A results

POS BIB COUNTRY ATHLETE MARK
1 2451 IND Neeraj CHOPRA 88.77 (SB)
2 2394 GER Julian WEBER 82.39
3 2457 IND D.P MANU 81.31
4 2789 POL Dawid WEGNER 81.25
5 2291 FIN Toni KUUSELA 79.27
6 2564 JPN Roderick Genki DEAN 79.21
7 2414 GRN Anderson PETERS 78.49
8 2630 KEN Julius YEGO 78.42
9 2640 LAT Patriks GAILUMS 77.43
10 2584 JPN Kenji OGURA 76.65
11 3042 USA Capers WILLIAMSON 76.1
12 2840 RSA Douw SMIT 75.03
13 2330 FRA Felise VAHAI SOSAIA 74.8
14 3032 USA Curtis THOMPSON 74.21
15 2804 POR Leandro RAMOS 74.03
16 2639 LAT Gatis CAKSS 73.42
17 2123 BRA Pedro Henrique RODRIGUES 72.34

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First Published: Aug 25 2023 | 2:45 PM IST

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