- India’s Olympics gold medalist Neeraj Chopra was ranked second in World Athletics Rankings.
- Neeraj Chopra won the gold medal in Tokyo Olympics 2020.
- He won the men’s javelin throw final with a best effort of 87.58m.
WORLD ATHLETICS RANKINGS: India’s Olympic gold medalist Neeraj Chopra was ranked second in the world in the most recent World Athletics Rankings. Neeraj, who won the gold medal in the javelin throw at the Tokyo Olympics 2020, completed second with a score of 1315, just behind Johannes Wetter of Germany, who drives the rankings with a score of 1396.
Neeraj Chopra is an Indian Olympic sports competitor who competes in the Javelin throw. A Junior Commissioned Officer (JCO) in the Indian Army, Chopra is the first Olympic competitor to win a gold award for India at the Olympics. He is positioned second on the world games rankings for men’s Javelin Throw.
Chopra took part in the 2018 Commonwealth Games and the 2018 Asian Games, the last being the flag bearer and winning gold medals in both competitions. In her presentation at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, Chopra won the gold medal on 7 August 2021 with a throw of 87.58m in her second attempt. Starting in 2021, two Indians win individual Olympic gold medals and the other one is Abhinav Bindra, just as the youngest Indian gold medalist on an individual occasion and the only person to win a gold medal.
The screenshot of Gandhi’s tweet shared an image of Neeraj Chopra standing on the platform after winning the gold medal at the Tokyo Olympics. The subtitle of the image, which is in Hindi, generally means: “Is it right to stand second in spite of starting things out? Answer, Modi Ji”.
This image is becoming viral on Twitter, yet additionally on WhatsApp and Facebook also. The picture posted on Twitter by Rahul Gandhi shows the three medalists in front of the flags of the three nations after the javelin throw event, where the Indian national song was being played at the venue. Gold medalist Chopra remained in the centre according to tradition.