The World Athletics Championships is a multi-sport event held once in every two years. The 2023 edition of the global event is set to take place in Budapest, Hungary from 19 to 27 August. The nine-day event will be staged at the brand-new National Athletics Centre, where around 2000 athletes are set to take part from over 200 countries.
Talking about India, as many as 24 athletes are set to qualify for the World Athletics Championships, with 11 having already breached the qualification and 13 more in contention to clear the mark. In the 2022 edition of the tournament, which took place in Oregon from 15-25 July, saw 23 Indian athletes take part.
H ere is the list of Indian athletes who have qualified for the World Athletics Champions 2023:
Men’s: Neeraj Chopra
Men’s: Avinash Sable (3000m)
Men’s: Jeswin Aldrin, Murali Sreeshankar
Men’s: Praveen Chithravel
Men’s: Tajinderpal Singh Toor
Men’s: Akshdeep Singh (20km), Vikash Singh (20km), Paramjeet Singh (20km), Ram Baboo (35km)
Women’s: Priyanka Goswami (20km)
However, 13 athletes are still in the race to breach the qualification mark for the upcoming World Athletics Championships 2023. Jyothi Yarraji (Women’s 110m hurdles), Vithya Ramraj (Women’s 400m hurdles), Parul Chaudhary (Women’s 3000m Steeplechase), Shaili Singh (Women’s Long Jump), Bhawna Jat (Women’s 20km Racewalk), Santosh Kumar Tamilsaran (Men’s 400m hurdles), Sarvesh Anil Kushare (Men’s High Jump), Tejaswin Shankar (Men’s High Jump), Abdulla Aboobacker (Men’s Triple Jump), Eldhouse Paul (Men’s Triple Jump), Rohit Yadav (Men’s Javelin Throw), DP Manu (Men’s Javelin Throw), Kishore Jena (Men’s Javelin Throw)
Talking more about the World Athletics Championships, only two Indians have bagged a medal. While India’s ‘Golden Boy’ Neeraj Chopra won a silver in 2022, Anju Bobby George won a bronze in the women’s long jump category in 2003.