Neeraj Chopra makes history, becomes World No 1 in men's javelin throw

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Tokyo Olympics gold medalist Neeraj Chopra on May 22 achieved the number one ranking in men's javelin throw for the first time. This is a major milestone in his career.

An overview of the news

  • Neeraj Chopra is on top with 1455 points, 22 ahead of Anderson Peters of Granada.

  • Chopra rose to world No. 2 on August 30, 2022, but has since been overtaken by the defending world champion, Peters.

  • In 2022, Neeraj won the Diamond League 2022 final in Zurich in September, making him the first Indian athlete to do so.

  • Tokyo Olympics silver medallist Jakub Vadlejch of Czech Republic was third with 1416 points. 

  • The Indian national record holder in men's javelin throw, took part in the season-opening Doha Diamond League on May 5 and finished first with a throw of 88.67m.

  • Anderson Peters finished third in Doha with a throw of 85.88m.

Top 5 in Men's javelin throw

1. Neeraj Chopra (India) -1455 points

2. Anderson Peters (Granada) - 1433 points

3. Jakub Vadlejch (Czech Republic)- 1416 points

4. Julian Weber (Germany)- 1385 points

5. Arshad Nadeem (Pakistan) - 1306 points

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