Neeraj Chopra Attains World No. 1 Position in Men Javelin Throw

Sports Desk, 23 May: Tokyo Olympics Gold medalist Neeraj Chopra attained World No. 1 position in the men’s javelin throw rankings for the first time in his entire career.

With 1455 points, Neeraj Chopra outperformed Grenada’s Anderson Peters, the current world champion to take the top spot. Anderson secured second position with 1433 points.

Czech Republic’s Jakub Vadlejch, who won silver at the Tokyo Olympic finished third with 1416 points.

Sports Authority of India (SAI) informed about Chopra’s feat through Twitter. The SAI wrote, “India’s Golden Boy is now World No. 1. Olympian @Neeraj_chopra1 attains the career-high rank to become World’s No. 1 in Men’s Javelin Throw event. Many congratulations Neeraj!”

The gold medalist from the Tokyo Olympics made history by being the first Indian to win the Diamond League Final at Zurich in the previous year. The expert javelin thrower won the competition and added a new feather to his cap with a throw of 88.44 metres on his second attempt.

On June 4, he will compete at the Fanny Blankers-Koen Games in the Netherlands.

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