Sports News: Indian javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra has overtaken world champion Andersen Peters to claim the top spot in the rankings released by World Athletics recently. Prior to this, world champion Anderson Peters of Granada was holding the number one ranking.
Neeraj Chopra has won the gold medal in the Diamond League held in Doha recently. After this, he got the first place in the ranking issued by World Athletics. Neeraj Chopra won the gold medal in the Tokyo Olympics in Japan last year by throwing a javelin of 87.85 meters. After this, he broke his own previous national record of 89.30 meters by throwing Javelin up to 89.94 meters in the Stockholm Diamond League. At the same time, he has secured the first position in the Diamond League 2023 held in Stockholm by throwing the javelin up to 88.67 meters.
Neeraj Chopra is the first Indian to be ranked number one in the World Athletics Rankings. No Indian has achieved this feat before. Neeraj has won many medals in major sports events including Tokyo Olympics, Asian Games 2018, Commonwealth Games, Diamond League Stockholm and Doha. Neeraj Chopra is at the first position with 1455 marks while his nearest competitor is at the second position with 1433 marks.