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Neeraj Chopra qualifies for 2024 Paris Olympics with season-best throw: Watch

With an 88.77m throw, Neeraj Chopra booked his berth for the 2024 Paris Olympics and also qualified for the World C'ships final.

Neeraj Chopra Javelin Throw

Neeraj Chopra


The Bridge Desk

Updated: 25 Aug 2023 2:27 PM GMT

Olympic champion Neeraj Chopra booked his berth in the 2024 Paris Olympics with a big throw of 88.77m in his first attempt that also took him to the final of the World Athletics Championships in Budapest, Hungary on Friday.

2022 World Championship silver medalist Neeraj Chopra took a few minutes in the qualification as he threw the javelin to his season best and secured the qualification of final in his first throw.

WATCH: Neeraj Chopra qualifying for the 2024 Paris Olympics

Neeraj qualified for the 2024 Paris Olympics after breaching the qualification mark of 85.50m set for the Olympics. The qualifying window began on July 1.

This is his fourth-best throw in his career with his personal best being 89.94m which he achieved in Stockholm Diamond League 2022. Neeraj will feature in the final of World Championships on Sunday chasing his first World Championship gold medal.

Youngster DP Manu recorded a throw of 81.31m in the qualification round and is placed third in Group A. It is most likely that he has secured his qualification but will have to wait for the results of the second group.

Kishore Kumar Jena will feature in the second group of Javelin throw qualification and will eyeing his first-ever World Championships final.

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