Neeraj Chopra Makes History, Becomes World No. 1 in Men’s Javelin Throw | More sports news

NEW DELHI: In a career milestone, Olympic gold medalist Neeraj Chopra on Monday he reclaimed the number one spot in the men’s world rankings javelin for the first time ever.
With a total of 1455 runs, Neeraj became the new number 1 javelin thrower, surpassing the reigning world champion from Grenada, Anderson Peterswhich occupied the second position with 1433 points.
Silver medal at the Tokyo Olympics Jakub Vadlejch of the Czech Republic is third with 1416 points.
The 25-year-old Chopra moved up to world number two on August 30 last year but has been stuck behind Peters ever since.
In September last year, Neeraj Chopra won the 2022 Diamond League Finals in Zurich, becoming the first Indian to win the prestigious trophy.
He won the title at the season-opening Doha Diamond League on 5 May with a throw of 88.67m.
He will next compete at the FBK Games on June 4 in the Netherlands, followed by the Paavo Nurmi Games in Turku, Finland on June 13.
(With inputs from PTI)


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