In a historic achievement, Olympic gold medallist Neeraj Chopra has claimed the world number one ranking in men’s javelin on Monday, solidifying his position as the best in the sport. With a total of 1455 points, Chopra surpassed the reigning world champion, Grenada’s Anderson Peters, who now stands in second place with 1433 points.
The 25-year-old Indian athlete initially rose to the world number two spot on August 30, 2022, and had been striving to reach the coveted top spot ever since. Following his magnificent gold medal victory at the Olympics, Chopra continued to add numerous accolades to his name.
A significant milestone in his career came when he triumphed in the Diamond League 2022 finals held in Zurich, becoming the first Indian athlete to secure the trophy. This remarkable achievement showcased Chopra’s exceptional talent and catapulted him further into the global spotlight.
Looking ahead, Neeraj Chopra’s next competitions include the BK Games on June 4 in the Netherlands, followed by the Paavo Nurmi Games in Finland on June 13. These upcoming events will provide Chopra with opportunities to further display his skills and maintain his standing as the world’s top javelin thrower.