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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