India’s Neeraj Chopra will try to win his second straight medal at the World Athletics Championships in Budapest, Hungary on Sunday after advancing to the finals in the qualifiers on Friday with a throw of 88.77m.
The 25-year-old, who won a silver medal at the 2022 championships in Eugene, United States, was the first to qualify and has also qualified for the 2024 Paris Olympics.
Chopra will face 11 other athletes in the final, including two Indians – Manu DP and Kishore Jena.
Here’s everything you need to know about when and where you can watch the finals and the contestants competing in the finals:
Where to watch the 2023 World Athletics Championships javelin final in India?
The finale will be streamed live for free on the JioCinema website and JioCinema app. There will be no live telecast of the final in India.
What time would the 2023 World Athletics Championships javelin final in India start?
The final will start at 11:45 PM IST.
Who are the other finalists apart from Neeraj Chopra?
In addition to Chopra, 11 other athletes will perform in the final, including Oliver Helander (Finland), Dawid Wegner (Poland), Andrian Mardare (Colombia), Ihab Abdelrahman (Egypt), Edis Matusevicius (Lithuania), Jakub Vadlejch (Czech Republic), Julian Weber (Germany), Arshad Nadeem (Pakistan), Manu DP (India), Kishore Jena (India) and Timothy Herman (Belgium).
Who are the other Indian participants in the final?
While all eyes will be on Chopra to see if he can win a second World Championship medal, hopes will also be pinned on two other Indian athletes – Manu DP and Kishore Jena.
Manu finished sixth in the qualification with a throw of 81.31 m. Jena placed ninth in the qualification with a throw of 80.55 m.
Who is the defending javelin champion at the world championships?
Grenada’s Anderson Peters won the gold medal at the 2022 World Athletics Championships with a throw of 90.54m. He will not compete in the finals of the 2023 championships after finishing 16th in qualifying. Chopra won the silver medal with a throw of 88.13m.
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