World Athletics Rankings: Olympics gold medalist Neeraj Chopra rises to No. 2 in world rankings

Neeraj Chopra's historic golden throw in the Olympics has also been listed as one of the 10 magical moments of athletics (track and field) in the Tokyo Olympics by the World Athletics.

Created On: Aug 12, 2021 18:03 IST
Javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra
Javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra

Neeraj Chopra, an Indian javelin thrower, has gained 14 places to become world No. 2 in the latest World Athletics Rankings after his sensational performance in the Tokyo Olympics 2020.

Neeraj Chopra on August 7, 2021, had created history by becoming the first Indian to win a gold in track and field in the Olympics. Chopra threw the javelin to a distance of 87.58m and picked the yellow metal at the Tokyo Games.

As per the latest update issued by the World Athletics, the 23-years old Neeraj Chopra is only behind Johannes Vetter who has a 1396 score.

On the other hand, Neeraj Chopra has a score of 1315 in men’s javelin throw after winning his Tokyo Olympics Gold. The historic golden throw by the star athlete in the Olympics has also been listed as one of the 10 magical moments of athletics (track and field) in the Tokyo Olympics by the World Athletics.

Neeraj Chopra’s fan following sky-rocketed:

According to the World Athletics Website, most keen followers of the sports had heard of Neeraj Chopra before the gold medal at Olympic Games 2020.

However, after winning the javelin in Tokyo Games, and in the process of becoming India’s first athletics gold medalist in the Olympics History, Neeraj Chopra’s profile sky-rocketed.

Javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra had 1,43,000 followers on Instagram but now has a staggering 3.2 million, making him the most followed and track and field athlete in the world.

Top 10 World Athletics Men’s Javelin Throw Ranking:

Place

Competitor

Score

1

Johannes Vetter

1396

2

Neeraj Chopra

1315

3

Marcin Krukowski

1302

4

Jakub Vadlejch

1298

5

Julian Weber

1291

6

Keshorn Walcott

1267

7

Andrian Mardare

1265

8

Vitezslav Vesely

1260

9

Anderson Peters

1259

10

Aliaksei Katkavets

1240

 

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