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World Championships Live Updates, Neeraj Chopra Javelin Throw: Neeraj Chopra Eyes Maiden Gold Medal, India’s Relay Team Aims To Add To Glory | Athletics News

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World Championships Live: Neeraj Chopra will be competing in the javelin event’s final tonight.© AFP

World Athletics Championships Live Updates: Reigning Tokyo Olympics champion and star Indian javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra will be aiming for his maiden World Athletics Championships gold medal in the final at Budapest, Hungary. India’s DP Manu and Kishore Jena will also be competing in the main 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.

Here are the Live Updates of World Athletics Championships:

  • 22:11 (IST)

    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).

  • 22:02 (IST)

    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.

  • 21:52 (IST)

    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

  • 21:42 (IST)

    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.

  • 21:36 (IST)

    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)

  • 21:26 (IST)

    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.

  • 21:19 (IST)

    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.

  • 21:12 (IST)

    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.

  • 21:07 (IST)

    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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