Neeraj Chopra makes historical past, turns into World No.1 in males’s javelin rankings | Extra sports activities Information – Instances of India

NEW DELHI: In a significant profession milestone, Olympic gold medallist Neeraj Chopra on Monday claimed world primary rating in males’s javelin for the primary time ever.
With a complete of 1455 factors, Neeraj grew to become the brand new No.1 javelin thrower, surpassing the reigning world champion from Grenada, Anderson Peters, who held the second place with 1433 factors.
Tokyo Olympics silver medallist Jakub Vadlejch of Czech Republic was third with 1416 factors.
The 25-year-old Chopra rose to world quantity two on August 30 final yr however was caught behind Peters since then.
In September final yr, Neeraj Chopra gained the Diamond League 2022 finals in Zurich, changing into the primary Indian to win the distinguished trophy.
He gained the title on the season-opening Doha Diamond League on Could 5 with a throw of 88.67m.
He’ll subsequent compete on the FBK Video games on June 4 within the Netherlands, adopted by the Paavo Nurmi Video games in Turku, Finland, on June 13.
(With inputs from PTI)

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