World Athletics Championships 2022, set to be held at Eugene in Oregon, USA from July 15 to 24. India’s only medal at the world meet is from Anju Bobby George’s women’s long jump bronze at Paris in 2003.
Expectations of a second, however, will be high at World Athletics Championships Oregon22. For the first time in history, the Indian contingent at the worlds will have a reigning Olympic champion in their ranks as Neeraj Chopra.
Others like, Avinash Sable has already breached the qualifying mark (8:22.00) in 3000m steeplechase on multiple occasions. He clocked 8.16.21 at the India Grand Prix 2.
Olympians Tajinderpal Singh Toor (men’s shot put) and Kamalpreet Kaur (women’s discus throw) have also breached the qualifying marks in their respective events.
Three race walkers, Priyanka Goswami (women’s 20km), Sandeep Kumar and Rahul Kumar (men’s 20km) are also qualified courtesy meeting their marks at the National Race Walking Championships in Ranchi held in February 2021.
Following are the Athletes who have qualified till date:
Neeraj Chopra – men’s javelin throw
Tajinderpal Singh Toor – men’s shot put
Kamalpreet Kaur – women’s discus throw
Priyanka Goswami – women’s 20km race walk
Sandeep Kumar – men’s 20km race walk
Rahul Kumar – men’s 20km race walk
Murali Sreeshankar – men’s long jump
Jeswin Aldrin – men’s long jump
Abdulla Aboobacker – men’s triple jump