The Olympic champion breached the automatic qualifying mark of 83.00m with his season-best throw of 88.77m. Manu DP and Kishore Jena also progressed to the final.

India’s Neeraj Chopra progressed to the men’s javelin throw final at the World Athletics Championships 2023 after topping the qualifying round in Budapest, Hungary, on Friday.

Neeraj Chopra produced a season’s best throw of 88.77m with his first attempt to gain a direct entry into the final scheduled on Sunday.

I had a couple of good throws during my warm-up and I felt confident that I would make it past the first round,” Neeraj Chopra said after qualifying for the final.

"I have not competed much this year because I wanted to protect myself from injuries ahead of this competition,” Neeraj explained. “I’ll give my everything at this year’s world championships final on Sunday."