Eldhose Paul became the first Indian to qualify for the triple jump final in the World Athletics Championships in Oregon on Friday, July 22.
Triple jumper Eldhose Paul scripts history, becomes first Indian to qualify for final (World Athletics Photo)
- Rohit Yadav’s first throw of 80.42 made him second Indian to qualify for men’s javelin final
- Neeraj Chopra qualified for final of men’s javelin throw with his first throw of 88.39m
- Eldhose Paul becomes first Indian to qualify for triple jump final
Rohit Yadav joined reigning Olympic champion Neeraj Chopra and became the second Indian to qualify for the men’s javelin final, while Eldhose Paul became the first Indian to qualify for the triple jump final in the World Athletics Championships in Oregon on Friday, July 22.
It’s massive, it’s historical
First time ever two Javelin Throwers makes it to the final of #WorldAthleticsChamps Neeraj & Rohit Yadav
Eldhose Paul is first Indian to reach men’s Triple Jump final pic.twitter.com/KZXz1aKOKB
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Yadav’s best throw of 80.42m landed him in 11th spot while defending champion, Grenada’s Anderson Peters topped the qualification round with 89.91m. Earlier in the day, Olympic champion Neeraj Chopra qualified for his maiden World Championships final with a stunning first attempt throw of 88.39m.
The 24-year-old Indian, hot favourite for a medal, opened the men’s javelin throw Group A qualification round and sent his spear to 88.39m for his third career-best throw on Thursday. Those who clear 83.50m or 12 best performers across two qualification round groups qualify for the final.
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