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Kishore Jena, Shaili Singh sneak into World Athletics C'ships - Full List of Indians who qualified

A total of 27 Indian athletes and 1 relay team have qualified for the World Athletics Championships to be held from 19 August 2023. This is the most number of Indians athletes to ever qualify for an edition of the Worlds.

Kishore Jena, Shaili Singh sneak into World Athletics Cships - Full List of  Indians who qualified

Kishore Jena, Neeraj Chopra and Shaili Singh


Pritish Raj

Updated: 3 Aug 2023 8:17 AM GMT

Javelin thrower Kishore Jena and long jumper Shaili Singh are among those to make it to the final list of athletes qualified for the 2023 World Athletics Championships in Budapest, Hungary from 19 August to 27 August 2023, according to the Road to Budapest rankings updated on Wednesday.

Kishore Jena will be one of three Indian male javelin throwers at the event alongside Neeraj Chopra and DP Manu. Rohit Yadav, who has also qualified, will miss out due to a long-term injury.

A total of 27 Indian athletes and a men's relay team have qualified for the 2023 WAC. This is the best-ever representation of this elite Athletics event. There was a contingent of 23 Indian athletes that competed at the 2022 Eugene World Athletics Championships last year.

Jyothi Yarraji, KM Chanda, Parul Choudhary, Shaili Singh, Annu Rani, Bhawana Jat, Krishan Kumar, Ajay Kumar Saroj, Santhosh Kumar, Sarvesh Kushare, Tejaswin Shankar, Abdulla Aboobacker, DP Manu, Rohit Yadav, Kishore Jena, and Eldhose Paul are those to have made it to the 2023 WAC based on rankings, the period of consideration for which ended on July 31, 2023.

Many others have qualified based on meeting entry standards and wildcard entries.

READ | World Athletics Championships 2023: Qualification Process

In history, India has only managed to win two medals at this prestigious competition - Neeraj Chopra's silver medal in men's javelin in 2022 and Anju Bobby George's iconic bronze medal in women's long jump back in 2003.

Full List of Indians in 2023 World Athletics Championships

  1. Neeraj Chopra Men's Javelin Throw
  2. Avinash Sable Men's 3000m Steeplechase
  3. Jeswin Aldrin Men's Long Jump
  4. M Sreeshankar Men's Long Jump
  5. Praveen Chithravel Men's Triple Jump
  6. Tajinderpal Singh Toor Men's Shot Put
  7. Priyanka Goswami Women's 20km Race Walk
  8. Akshdeep Singh Men's 20km Race Walk
  9. Vikash Singh Men's 20km Race Walk
  10. Paramjeet Bisht Men's 20km Race Walk
  11. Ram Baboo Men's 35km Race Walk
  12. Jyothi Yarraji Women’s 100m Hurdles
  13. Parul Chaudhary Women's 3000m Steeplechase
  14. Shaili Singh Women's Long Jump
  15. Tejaswin Shankar Men’s High Jump
  16. Sarvesh Anil Kushare Men’s High Jump
  17. Eldhose Paul Men’s Triple Jump
  18. Abdulla Aboobacker Men’s Triple Jump
  19. DP Manu Men's Javelin Throw
  20. Rohit Yadav men's Javelin Throw (Injured)
  21. Kishore Kumar Jena Men's Javelin Throw
  22. Annu Rani Women's Javelin Throw
  23. Santosh Kumar Men’s 400m Hurdles
  24. Bhawna Jat Women’s 20km Race Walk
  25. Ajay Kumar Saroj Men’s 1500m
  26. Krishan Kumar Men’s 800m
  27. KM Chanda Women's 800m
  28. Men 4*400m Relay Team
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