Neeraj Chopra, Rohit Yadav qualify for maiden World Athletics Championships final at Oregon in US

India's Neeraj Chopra and Rohit Yadav have qualified for the men's javelin throw final at World Athletics Championships, in Oregon, USA. Olympic gold medalist, Choprasealed his spot in the final with the very first throw of 88.39 metres in thequalification round. Chopra was the first to throw in Group A of the qualification round. The 24-year-old will now compete in the final, which is set to be held early morning tomorrow. Rohit Yadav joined Chopra in the javelin throw final with a best effort of 80.42 metres.

Along with Neeraj and Rohit, India's Eldhose Paul qualified for the men's Triple Jump final with a jump of 16.68m. Paul became the first Indian to qualify finishing sixth in the Group A qualification round and 12th overall to make the cut for Sunday's final. Praveen Chithravel and Abdullah Aboobackar will also be in action today.

India's starjavelin thrower Annu Rani has already qualified for the final of the Championships after finishing with the best throw of 59.60 metres in her third and final attempt. The national record holder made it to her second successive javelin final at the Championship.

This is by far the best ever show by India at the World Championships. All eyes will be at the medal round to be held tomorrow.

Sports Minister Anurag Singh Thakur has congratulated Neeraj Chopra, Rohit Yadav and Eldhose Paul for their performances in the World Athletics Championships at Oregon in the United States. In a tweet, Mr. Thakur said, India created history at the championship. He said, for the first time two Indian Javelin throwers Neeraj Chopra and Rohit Yadav reach the Final at World Championships. He said, Eldhose Paul, becomes the first Indian to reach the Men’s Triple Jump Final.

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