Neeraj Chopra once again made India proud, now number one javelin thrower


India's name has once again been brought to light because of Tokyo Olympics gold medalist Neeraj Chopra. The Indian athlete has now become the world's number-one javelin thrower. He is the first athlete to achieve this feat for India. The rankings were released on Monday by the World Athletics Federation.

India's javelin thrower Neeraj has got 1455 points in this ranking. On the basis of this, you have been number one. He achieved this feat by leaving world champion Andersen Peters of Grenada behind by 22 points. Pakistan's thrower Arshad Nadeem ranked fifth on the list.


Nadeem won the gold medal in the Commonwealth Games. Neeraj Chopra could not participate in this competition. India's Rohit Yadav was ranked 15th and DP Manu was ranked 17th in the rankings released on Monday.

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