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World Athletics Championships 2022: Neeraj, Sreeshankar in spotlight — Preview, Where to Watch, Live Stream details

The World Athletics Championships will begin on 15th July and continue till 24th July in Oregon, USA. Find the preview, where to watch, schedule and live stream details here.

Neeraj Chopra Javelin Throw National Record

Neeraj Chopra (Source: Wanda Diamond League)



Updated: 15 July 2022 2:02 PM GMT

Neeraj Chopra will carry a billion hopes into the World Championship for yet another landmark result. It won't be a surprise if long jumper Murali Sreeshankar also grabs a slice of history at the showpiece, starting here Friday. Chopra is cherishing phenomenal results this season.

The star athlete has improved his personal best twice -- he recorded an 89.30m throw on June 14 at the Paavo Nurmi Games in Finland before sending his spear to 89.94m, just 6cm shy of 90m, in the prestigious Stockholm Diamond League Meeting on June 30. In between, he had won the javelin throw event at Kuortane Games in Finland with a throw of 86.69m under wet and slippery conditions.

National record holder long jumper Murali Sreeshankar will be a dark horse as he sits at joint second place among season leaders with his 8.36m effort during the Federation Cup in April. He will be seen in action on Friday (early hours on Saturday in India) in the qualifying rounds. The 23-year-old Sreeshankar has also been a consistent performer this season. He had another big jump of 8.31m in an event in Greece before winning gold at the National Inter-State Championships with a leap of 8.23m.

When to watch the World Athletics Championships?

15/07/2022- Morning Session (9:35 pm IST- Day 1)

16/07/2022- Afternoon Session (5:35 am IST- Day 1)

16/07/2022- Morning Session (11:05 pm IST- Day 2)

17/07/2022- Afternoon Session (5:05 am IST- Day 2)

17/07/2022- Morning Session (6:45 pm IST- Day 3)

18/07/2022- Afternoon Session (4:55 am IST- Day 3)

18/07/2022- Morning Session (6:45 pm IST- Day 4)

19/07/2022- Afternoon Session (5:00 am IST- Day 4)

20/07/2022- Afternoon Session (5:10 am IST- Day 5)

21/07/2022- Afternoon Session (3:50 am IST- Day 6)

22/07/2022- Afternoon Session (5:15 am IST- Day 7)

22/07/2022- Morning Session (6:45 pm IST- Day 8)

23/07/2022- Afternoon Session (5:10 am IST- Day 8)

23/07/2022- Morning Session (10:20 pm IST- Day 9)

24/07/2022- Afternoon Session (4:40 am IST- Day 9)

24/07/2022- Morning Session (6:45 pm IST- Day 10)

25/07/2022- Afternoon Session (5:00 am IST- Day 10)

Schedule of Indian Contingent






Avinash Sable

Men's 3000m Steeplechase

July 16: 05:45 am

July 19: 07:50 am

M Sreeshankar

Men's Long Jump

July 16: 06:30 am

July 17: 06:50 am

Muhammed Anees Yahiya

Men's Long Jump

July 16: 06:30 am

July 17: 06:50 am

Jeswin Aldrin

Men's Long Jump

July 16: 06:30 am

July 17: 06:50 am

Tajinderpal Singh Toor

Men's Shot Put

July 16: 07:25 am

July 18: 07:00 am

Parul Chaudhary

Women's 3000m Steeplechase

July 16: 11:05 pm

July 21: 08:15 am

MP Jabir

Men's 400m Hurdles

July 17: 01:50 am

July 18: 06:30 am

July 20: 08:20 am

Aishwarya Kailash Mishra

Women's 400m

July 18: 12:30 am

July 21: 07:15 am

July 23: 07:45 am

S Dhanalakhsmi*

Women's 200m

July 19: 06:30 am

July 20: 06:35 am

July 22: 08:05 am

Annu Rani

Women's Javelin Throw

July 21: 03.50am

July 21: 03.50am

July 23: 05.20am

Neeraj Chopra

Men's Javelin Throw

July 22: 05.35am

July 24: 07.05

Rohit Yadav

Men's Javelin Throw

July 22: 05.35am

July 24: 07.05

Abdulla Aboobacker

Men's Triple Jump

July 22: 06.50am

July 24: 06.30am

Praveen Chithravel

Men's Triple Jump

July 22: 06.50am

July 24: 06.30am

Eldhose Paul

Men's Triple Jump

July 22: 06.50am

July 24: 06.30am

Muhammed Anas,

Noah Nirmal Tom,

Muhammed Ajmal,

Naganathan Pandi,

Rajesh Ramesh

Men's 4x400m relay

July 24: 06.10am

July 25: 08.05

Sandeep Kumar

Men's 20km Race Walking

July 16: 03.40am

Priyanka Goswami

Women's 20km Walk

July 16: 01.40am

Where to watch the World Athletics Championships?

The World Athletics Championships 2022 set to be held in Oregon will be live telecast on SONY TEN 2 and SONY TEN 2 HD channels in India.

Where to live stream the World Athletics Championships?

You can catch all the action on SonyLiv where the events will also be live streamed.

All eyes are on Neeraj and Sreeshankar

Given the form he is in, Neeraj Chopra is expected to script history and become only the second Indian and first male player from the country to win a medal in the World Athletics Championships. Chopra's main rival for the gold medal will be the defending champion Anderson Peters of Grenada. Peters is the favourite to win gold as he owns four of the top five throws this season. His best effort of 93.07 is also the best result this season.

A gold is, however, not beyond Chopra's reach as he has beaten Peters twice this season -- at Paavo Nurmi Games and Kuortane Games. Peters also struggled briefly this season due to injury while Chopra has been in the pink of his health. His other challenges include Olympic silver medallist Jakub Vadlejch (season's best 90.88m), Germany's Julian Weber (SB 89.54m), Trinidad and Tobago's 2012 Olympic champion Keshorn Walcott (SB 89.07m) and Finland's Oliver Helander (SB 89.83m). Chopra will have company in Rohit Yadav, who has a season's best of 82.54m while finishing second in the National Inter-State Championships last month. The two qualifying rounds of the men's javelin throw competition will be held on July 21 while the final will be held two days later.

He is unbeaten in the outdoor season, having nailed eight wins out of eight, including Diamond League successes in Rabat, Oslo and Stockholm. The season leader is, however, the multi-talented Swiss athlete Simon Ehammer who is better known as a decathlete. He produced a monster jump of 8.45m in an event in Austria in May. Cuba's Tokyo Olympics silver medallist Juan Miguel Echevarria is not taking part.

Another Indian, Jeswin Aldrin who had a wind-assisted 8.37m jump during the Federation Cup will also be in the fray. He was initially not named to the Indian team after his form dipped but was later added following two rounds of trials.

In the men's 3000m steeplechase, Avinash Sable will have to improve his timing by several seconds from his national record effort of 8:12.48 if he wants to be in contention for a podium in a challenging field. He will compete in the heat on Friday (Early Saturday morning in India).

In an event dominated by the Kenyans over the years, the battle for the top spot could be between Morocco's season leader and reigning Olympic champion Soufiane El Bakkali (7:58.28) and Ethiopia's Lamecha Girma (7:58.68). They won silver in both the Tokyo Games and the last World Championships. Kenya's Conseslus Kipruto will also look to defend the title he won in 2019 though his form this season has been unspectacular.

The first day of competitions on Friday will also see Sandeep Kumar and Priyanka Goswami competing in men's and women's 20km race walk event finals respectively while Asian record holder shot putter Tajinderpal Singh Toor will have his qualification round.

Athletics Federation of India (AFI) initially named a 22-member team but later added long jumper Aldrin to the contingent. But three athletes are set to miss the championships. Quarter-miler Aishwarya Mishra and men's 4x400m relay team member Arokia Rajiv failed to impress the selectors in two rounds of trials while 200m runner S Dhanalakshmi had visa problems.

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