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Neeraj considering World Championships participation after AFI says he has qualified

Neeraj considering World Championships participation after AFI says he has qualified

New Delhi: Star javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra on Thursday said he would consider participating in the World Championships later this year after it emerged that he has qualified for the showpiece event. Earlier, there was a confusion on whether Neeraj has qualified for the September 27 to October 6 event in Doha with officials having no clarity that Indian's 83.90m mark during the 68th All India Inter-Services Athletics Championships at Jalahalli (September 17-20) would be considered for World Championships qualifications. But it has now emerged that the Services meet fulfils the criteria to be considered for the World Championships purposes. The World Championships men's javelin throw qualification mark is 83.00m and the qualifying period is from September 7, 2018 to midnight on September 6, 2019. An AFI source confirmed that Neeraj has qualified for the World Championships from the Services meet though a final decision on his participation will be taken later.

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