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World Athletics Championships 2023, India's Neeraj Clinch 1st Silver

Utkarsh Classes 28-08-2023
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Javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra won the first gold medal for India at the 'World Athletics Championships 2023' in Budapest, Hungary.

Neeraj achieved this feat with a throw of 88.17 metres in the men's javelin event at the National Athletics Center in Budapest, the capital of Hungary.

  • In this championship, Arshad Nadeem of Pakistan won the silver medal by throwing the javelin up to 87.82 metres. Jakub Vadlejchgot of the Czech Republic won the bronze medal with 86.67m.
  • In the javelin throw event, two other Indian athletes produced outstanding performances as Kishore Jena (84.77m) finished fifth and DP Manu (84.14m) finished sixth.
  • Prior to the Budapest 'World Athletics Championships 2023', Neeraj Chopra was the first Indian track and field athlete to win a gold medal at the Olympics (Tokyo 2020), Diamond League title (2022) and Junior World Championships (2016).

India's first silver medal in global track and field competition:

  • Neeraj Chopra, who holds the national record of 89.94m in men's javelin throw, had won a silver medal at the World Championships in Oregon last year.
  • It was India's first silver medal at a global track and field event and the country's second after Anju Bobby George won a bronze in the women's long jump at Paris 2003.

Parul Chowdhary 11th place:

  • In the women's 3000m steeplechase event, India's Parul Chowdhary finished 11th but produced her personal best performance. With this, she has secured her place in the Paris Olympics 2024.

Hungary:

  • Capital: Budapest
  • Currency: Euro
  • President: Kaitlin Novak (First female President of Hungary)
  • Prime Minister: Viktor Mihaly Orban

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