The World Athletics Championships Budapest 23, which is set to be held in Hungary, for the first time ever, will begin tomorrow, i.e. August 19 at 12:30 PM IST.
The event, which will run until August 27, represents an illustration of the spirit of competitiveness as well as the worldwide unifying force of athletics. Athletes from around the world will be preparing to congregate in Budapest with an air of fervour and perseverance. The world will watch this highly-anticipated event as it promises a mesmerizing demonstration of human speed, strength, and ability, elevating this championship to the pinnacle of sports excellence.
Over the course of these nine exhilarating days, the top athletes will run, leap, and throw their way into the annals of sports accomplishment and leave their names there.
Budapest’s National Athletics Center, which was built especially for this event and has a tentative seating capacity of 36,000, will host the championships. Neeraj Chopra qualified for the Budapest 23 team by exceeding the entrance standard of 85.20 meters in the Lausanne Diamond League last year with a throw of 89.08 meters.
Moreover, Ram Baboo, a race walker, made a record earlier this year when he became the first athlete from India to qualify for the 2023 Global Athletics Championships through the global rankings. Jyothi Yarraji, Abdulla Aboobacker, and Abhishek Kumar Pal got berths for winning their respective Asian areas. This year, a surprising number of 28 Indian athletes qualified for the illustrious championships, marking the highest-ever participation of Indian athletes in the sport.
Other athletes from around the globe, such as Mondo Duplantis, Noah Lyles, Erriyon Knighton, Jakob Ingebrigtsen, Yulimar Rojas, Faith Kipyegon, Sha’Carri Richardson, and Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, will also aim to go for glory and make new records at this event.
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