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.

The distance of 88.77m also saw Neeraj Chopra breach the Paris 2024 Olympic entry standard in javelin throw.

The qualification window for the Paris 2024 Olympics for track and field athletes began on July 1, 2023.

The entry standard for the men’s javelin throw event for the upcoming Summer Games is 85.50m.

European champion Julian Weber from Germany threw 82.39m to come fourth.

The 2022 world champion Anderson Peters from Grenada had an off day and his best throw measured 78.49m.

He missed out on a place in the final after finishing 16th in a field of 36.

I was not thinking about the final but my focus was to achieve a new personal best.