World Javelin Rankings: Great news for Neeraj Chopra, Olympic Gold Medallist is now World No. 2 in latest World Rankings

World Javelin Rankings: Great news for Neeraj Chopra, Olympic Gold Medallist is now World No. 2 in latest World Rankings, Read full news
World Javelin Rankings: Great news for Neeraj Chopra, Olympic Gold Medallist is now World No. 2 in latest World Rankings, Read full news

World Javelin Rankings – Neeraj Chopra World No. 2: In a great news for Indian Athletics, India’s Olympic gold medallist Neeraj Chopra has climbed to No. 2 in the World Rankings. The 23-year-old was ranked 16th in mid-July before the Games began. Neeraj currently has a ranking score of 1315 and is now second only to Germany’s Johannes Vetter (1396).

Neeraj Chopra became India’s first Olympic gold medallist in track-and-field events with a best attempt of 87.58m in the men’s javelin throw final. Neeraj’s attempt also contributed to India finishing with their best-ever medals tally of seven at the Olympics.

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World Javelin Rankings: Great news for Neeraj Chopra, Olympic Gold Medallist is now World No. 2 in latest World Rankings

World Javelin Rankings – Neeraj Chopra World No. 2: India’s Olympic gold medallist Neeraj Chopra was ranked second in the world in the latest World Athletics rankings. Neeraj, who won gold in men’s javelin throw at the Tokyo Olympics, was ranked second with a score of 1315, only behind Germany’s Johannes Vetter who leads the rankings with a score of 1396. Poland’s Marcin Krukowski (three), Czech Republic’s Jakub Vadlejch (four) and Germany’s Julian Weber (five) complete the top five in the rankings.

Neeraj Chopra won India’s first Olympic gold in athletics with a best attempt of 87.58m in the men’s javelin throw final. Neeraj’s attempt also contributed to India finishing with their best-ever medals tally of seven at the Olympics.

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Neeraj Chopra was accorded a grand welcome upon his return to India and was felicitated along with some of India’s other medallists at the Tokyo Olympics by Sports Minister Anurag Thakur and former Sports Minister Kiren Rijiu among others in a glittering ceremony in New Delhi.

Neeraj Chopra’s gold winning feat named one of 10 magical moments of track and field in Olympics

World Javelin Rankings – Neeraj Chopra World No. 2: Not only rankings but Star javelin thrower historic gold-winning feat in the Olympics was listed as one of the 10 magical moments of track and field in the Tokyo Games by World Athletics.

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The 23-year-Chopra clinched the country’s maiden Olympic medal in athletics with a best throw of 87.58m on Saturday to become only the second Indian to win an individual yellow metal in the Games.

“Most keen followers of the sport had heard of Neeraj Chopra before the Olympic Games. But after winning the javelin in Tokyo, and in the process becoming India’s first athletics gold medallist in Olympic history, Chopra’s profile sky-rocketed,” the global governing body said on its website.

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WA noted that the 23-year-old Chopra had 143,000 followers before the Olympics, but now has a staggering 3.2million (on Instagram), making him the most followed track and field athlete in the world.

In a tweet posted after winning the gold in Tokyo, Chopra has said, “Still processing this feeling. To all of India and beyond, thank you so much for your support and blessings that have helped me reach this stage. This moment will live with me forever.”