World Athletics Championships 2022 India results

India have now won two medals at the world championships. Anju Bobby George won a long jump bronze in 2003 and Neeraj Chopra won the javelin throw silver in 2022.

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The World Athletics Championships 2022 in Oregon, USA, turned up several positives for Indian sports.

Neeraj Chopra’s silver medal in the men’s javelin throw was the big headline of Oregon 2022 for India, with the Tokyo Olympic champion finally ending the country’s 19-year-long wait for a medal at the world championships.

Not only was it India’s first silver medal at the world athletics championships, but it was also the country’s second podium finish on the worlds stage after Anju Bobby George’s bronze in the women’s long jump at Paris 2003.

Neeraj Chopra’s compatriot Rohit Yadav also made the finals of the men’s javelin and finished in 10th position.

Among the 22 athletes - 18 men and four women - representing India at the world athletics meet in Eugene, Eldhose Paul also stood out by becoming the first Indian to make a triple jump final at the world championships. He finished ninth in the final.

National record holder Murali Sreeshankar finished seventh in the men’s long jump final as did Annu Rani in the women's javelin throw final. Avinash Sable had a challenging outing in the men’s 3000m steeplechase, finishing a lowly 11th in the final.

Parul Chaudhary (women’s 3000m steeplechase and women's 5000m), MP Jabir (men’s 400m hurdles) and the men’s 4x400m relay team could not progress beyond their respective heats. Long jumpers Jeswin Aldrin and Muhammed Anees Yahiya and triple jumpers Abdulla Aboobacker and Praveen Chithravel were also eliminated in the qualification round.

Race walkers Sandeep Kumar and Priyanka Goswami, meanwhile, had a tough outing in the finals on the opening day in their respective events.

Shot putter Tejinderpal Singh Toor had to pull out due to an injury he suffered a few days ago in training.

Here’s how the Indian athletes have fared so far.

World Athletics Championships 2022 India results and medal winner

Oregon 2022 India results
Athlete Event Qualification/Heat Position Final Mark Final Result
Avinash Sable Men’s 3000m steeplechase 8:18.75 7 of 41 8:31.75 11th
Parul Chaudhary Women’s 3000m steeplechase 9:38.09 31 of 42 DNQ -
Parul Chaudhary Women's 5000m 15:54.03 31 of 37 DNQ -
Murali Sreeshankar Men’s long jump 8.00m 7 of 32 7.96m 7th
Jeswin Aldrin Men’s long jump 7.78m 20 of 32 DNQ -
Muhammed Anees Yahiya Men’s long jump 7.72m 24 of 32 DNQ -
Sandeep Kumar Men’s 20km race walk NA - 1:31.58 40th
Priyanka Goswami Women’s 20km race walk NA - 1:38.42 34th
Tajinderpal Singh Toor Men’s shot put DNS - - -
MP Jabir Men’s 400m hurdles 50.76s 31 of 37 DNQ -
Annu Rani Women's javelin throw 59.60m 8 of 29 61.12m 7th
Neeraj Chopra Men's javelin throw 88.39m 2 of 28 88.13m Silver medal
Rohit Yadav Men's javelin throw 80.42m 11 of 28 78.72m 10th
Eldhose Paul Men's triple jump 16.68m 12 of 28 16.68m 9th
Praveen Chithravel Men's triple jump 16.49m 17 of 28 DNQ -
Abdulla Aboobacker Men's triple jump 16.45m 19 of 28 DNQ -
India Men's 4x400m relay 3:07.29s 12 of 13 DNQ


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