New Delhi [India], August 25 (ANI): Union Sports Minister Anurag Thakur hailed the performances of Indian athletes Neeraj Chopra, DP Manu and Kishore Jena for clinching their place within the males’s javelin throw ultimate of the World Athletics Championships 2023 in Budapest, Hungary, on Friday.
Neeraj produced a season’s greatest throw of 88.77m together with his first try to earn a direct entry into the boys’s javelin throw ultimate scheduled on Sunday. The computerized qualifying mark was 83.00m.
The distance of 88.77m additionally noticed Neeraj Chopra declare a Paris 2024 Olympic quota for India. The qualification for the Paris 2024 Olympics for observe and area athletes started on July 1, 2023. The entry normal for the boys’s javelin throw occasion for the upcoming Summer Games is 85.50m. Thakur took to X, previously referred to as Twitter, to congratulate Tokyo Olympic gold medallist, Neeraj and mentioned tweeted, “Done and Dusted in the very first Attempt! That’s our TOPScheme athlete, @Neeraj_chopra1 for you Congratulations to Neeraj on making it to your 2nd consecutive final of the World Championships with a season-best throw of 88.77m and also for securing a Paris2024 Olympic quota.”In a historic feat, all 3 Indian athletes who entered the qualification spherical superior to the 12-man ultimate with elegant performances in Budapest on Friday.
For the primary time within the historical past of World Athletics Championships, three Indians have certified for the boys’s javelin ultimate.
DP Manu certified on the sixth spot with a greatest effort of 81.31m whereas Kishore Jena clinched a spot within the ultimate on the ninth place with a 80.55m throw.
Thakur additionally praised the efficiency of Manu and Jena for clinching a spot within the males’s javelin throw occasion.
“Kudos to debutants Manu DP (81.31m) and Kishore Jena (80.55m) on qualifying as well, a momentous feat as all 3 Indians are in the Men’s Javelin Throw Final at the World Athletic Championships for the very first time. Go for Glory at Budapest2023!! Wishing the best of luck for the final on Sunday!” Thakur added.
Kishore Jena began with a sprightly 80.55m throw in Group B of the javelin qualification spherical. Kishore completed with an effort of 77.12m. His first throw of 80.55m as he stands on the sting of the qualification mark, at fifth in Group B.
India’s Manu, who gained silver on the Asian championships in Bangkok final month, completed third in Group A together with his throw of 81.31m. The 23-year-old Indian javelin thrower began his marketing campaign with 78.10m earlier than hurling his greatest throw of the day on his second try 81.31m. He completed with a 72.40m try. The ultimate of the boys’s javelin occasion will happen on Sunday. (ANI)