Neeraj Chopra becomes World No. 1 in Javelin

25 May 2023 Ivy Sarkar

The Olympic champion Neeraj Chopra on May 22 became the new world no.1 in men's javelin throw

The Indian track and field athlete Chopra overtook Anderson Peters of Grenada

Chopra now has 1455 points, 22 ahead of Peters in the world rankings

He became the first Indian to win a gold medal in a track and field event at the Tokyo Olympics

The 25-year-old Indian continued his brilliance in 2023, wining the first Diamond league meeting

Chopra won the Diamond League with a world-leading effort of 88.67 m

He will next compete at the Fanny Blankers-Koen Games at Hengelo, the Netherlands on June 4 

Neeraj Chopra will the participate at the Paavo Nurmi Games in Turku in Finland on June 13