Tokyo: India’s Neeraj Chopra has been ranked second in the world in the Olympic gold medal tally. Neeraj jumped to second place in the javelin throw. Neeraj came second with a score of 1315. Jones Wetter of Germany came in first with a score of 1396. Poland ‘s Markin Krukowski (third), Czech Republic’s Jacob Wadlench (fourth) and Germany’s Julian Weber (fifth) finished in the top five.
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.
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 won the gold medal in the javelin throw for a distance of 87.58 meters. Neeraj won India’s first medal in athletics. After Abhinav Bindra, Neeraj became the first athlete to win gold in the individual event at the Olympics. Neeraj’s medal haul was selected as one of the 10 most beautiful moments in the athletics category at the Tokyo Olympics.
When 23-year-old Neeraj Chopra died in Tokyo, there was a man here in Kerala who had eyes and liver. A man who has lost a medal by a difference of one hundred and fifty and has been suffering endlessly for more than three and a half decades. India’s sprint queen PT Usha is no other. Neeraj’s victory did not make Usha happy. Thirty-seven years have passed since you realized my unfulfilled dream. Thank you my dear … Usha wrote emotionally on Twitter. Usha’s tweet is accompanied by a picture with Neeraj.
Usha has gone through the most painful experience in the history of the Olympics. Thirty-seven years ago, Usha lost the bronze medal by 100 points in the final of the 400m hurdles in Los Angeles. It was the most heartbreaking day not only for Usha but also in the history of Indian sports. Neeraj has now won the gold medal in the javelin throw.