World Championships Live: Neeraj Chopra will be competing in the javelin event’s final tonight.© AFP
World Athletics Championships Live Updates: Tokyo Olympics gold medalist Neeraj Chopra will be looking for his first-ever World Athletics Championships gold medal in the final of men’s javelin event in Budapest, Hungary. India’s DP Manu and Kishore Jena will also be competing in the same event that will begin on 11:45 pm. Meanwhile, Indian men’s team will be competing in 4×400 m relay final. The quartet of Muhammed Anas, Amoj Jacob, Muhammed Ajmal and Rajesh Ramesh set a new Asian record of 2:59:05 on Saturday to advance to the final of the event. Parul Chaudhary will compete in Women’s 3000m Steeplechase final.
Here are the Live Updates of World Athletics Championships:
World Athletics Championships Live: Almost time!
We are 15 minutes away from the start of the men’s javelin final. Neeraj Chopra is a clear medal hope but all eyes will also be on DP Manu and Kishore Jena!
World Athletics Championships Live: India’s excellence!
Neeraj Chopra is a constant medal hope for India but it was the 4×400 relay team that impressed everyone. A brilliant display in the heat ended with a second position behind USA. Can they pull off another miracle?
World Athletics Championships Live: Parul Chaudhary!
Parul Chaudhary extended her good start to the season by winning the bronze medal in the women’s 3000m steeplechase in the USATF Los Angeles Grand Prix 2023 athletics meet. Parul also broke the women’s 5000m national record in a meet in Los Angeles and followed it up by winning the women’s 3000m steeplechase event at the Track Night NYC 2023 athletics meet in New York.
World Athletics Championships Live: 88.77m!
The 88.77m throw from Neeraj Chopra in the qualifying round was good enough but he remains in search of the 90m throw. It has been a dream for him and this is a perfect stage for him to achieve it!
World Athletics Championships Live: A decorated career!
Neeraj Chopra was conferred with the Major Dhyan Chand Khel Ratna Award — highest sporting honour of India — in 2021. He was felicitated with the Arjuna Award in 2018. The star Indian javelin thrower received the Padma Shri — fourth highest civilian honour in India — in 2022.
Chopra was awarded the Param Vishisht Seva Medal (a military award of India) and Vishisht Seva Medal (a decoration of the Indian Armed Forces) in the years 2022 and 2020, respectively.
World Athletics Championships Live: Neeraj at Diamond Leagues!
The star Indian javelin thrower won the Lausanne leg in August 2022 for his maiden Diamond League title. He claimed his second title at the event this year at the same venue.
Apart from these, Neeraj also has also won gold medals in the Asian Championships (2017), the World U20 Championships (2016) and the South Asian Games (2016).
In the 2022 World Championships in Eugene, Neeraj claimed a silver medal.
World Athletics Championships Live: More gold for Neeraj!
Neeraj is the first Indian javelin thrower to win an Asian Games gold medal. He shattered his own national record in 2018 to achieve the top finish on the podium.
World Athletics Championships Live: More achievements!
Neeraj is the first Indian javelin thrower to win a gold medal at the Commonwealth Games. He claimed the top honour at Gold Coast in 2018. Overall, he became the fourth Indian to win an athletics title at the Games after Milkha Singh (1958), Krishna Poonia (2010) and Vikas Gowda (2014).
World Athletics Championships Live: Super Neeraj!
Neeraj Chopra is the only Indian to win a gold medal in the track and field event at the Olympics in 2021. Overall, he is the second player from the nation following now-retired sport shooter Abhinav Bindra to win an individual gold medal at the quadrennial event.
World Athletics Championships Live: A performance to remember!
In the 4×400 men’s relay, India eventually finished second overall also after the two heats, behind the USA, but ahead of strong teams like Great Britain (3rd; 2:59.42) and Jamaica (5th; 2:59.82).
World Athletics Championships Live: How India ‘spooked’ opponents!
United States of America’s 4x400m relay runner Justin Robinson has admitted that he was spooked by India’s performace in the heats of the World Athletics Championships 2023.
“I was thinking I’ll conserve some energy for the final. But then I could feel something coming up behind me. I didn’t know it was an Indian. But I knew this wasn’t ok. I was like, ‘This isn’t right!’ So, I had to turn it up,” said Robinson as quoted by Sportstar.
World Athletics Championships Live: Full event list!
Men Marathon Final
Women High Jump Final
Men 5000 Metres Final
Men Javelin Throw Final
Women 800 Metres Final
Women 3000 Metres Steeplechase Final
Men 4×400 Metres Relay Final
Women 4×400 Metres Relay Final
World Athletics Championships Live: High praise!
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday congratulated athletes Muhammed Anas, Amoj Jacob, Muhammed Ajmal and Rajesh Ramesh for qualifying for the final of the men’s 4X400 m relay team event at the ongoing World Athletics Championships.
Indian men’s 4x400m relay team qualified for the final with a new Asian record at the ongoing World Athletics Championships 2023 in Budapest, Hungary. “Incredible teamwork at the World Athletics Championships! Anas, Amoj, Rajesh Ramesh and Muhammed Ajmal sprinted into the finals, setting a new Asian Record in the M 4X400m Relay. This will be remembered as a triumphant comeback, truly historical for Indian athletics,” tweeted PM Modi.
World Athletics Championships Live: Tentative schedule!
11.45 PM IST – Neeraj Chopra, DP Manu and Kishore Jena (Men’s Javelin Throw Final)
12:35 AM IST (August 28) – Parul Chaudhary (Women’s 3000m Steeplechase Final)
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1:07 AM IST (August 28) – Team India – Muhammed Anas Yahiya, Amoj Jacob, Muhammed Ajmal Variyathodi, and Rajesh Ramesh (Men’s 4×400 relay Final)
World Athletics Championships Live: Massive feat!
The surprise performance came from the men’s relay team – Muhammed Anas Yahiya, Amoj Jacob, Muhammed Ajmal Variyathodi, and Rajesh Ramesh – who became first Indian athletes ever to qualify for the event. They clocked 2 minutes and 59.05 seasons to create a new Asian record and finish behind the much-favoured USA team.
World Athletics Championships Live: India in Steeplechase!
Parul Chaudhary will take part in the women’s 3000m steeplechase final with her personal best timing of 9:24.29 in the Heat 2.
World Athletics Championships Live: Javelin dreams!
Current Olympic champion in men’s javelin throw – Neeraj Chopra – booked his spot in the finals as well as the Paris Olympics with a throw of 88.77m. Manu and Jena also qualified for the final of the men’s javelin event along with Neeraj.
World Athletics Championships Live: Big day for Indian athletes!
Neeraj Chopra, DP Manu, Kishore Jena, Parul Chaudhary and the men’s 4×400 relay team will be in action for India on Day 9 of the World Athletics Championships in Budapest, Hungary.
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