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Is Neeraj Chopra the greatest Indian Sportsperson of all time

Is Neeraj Chopra the greatest Indian Sportsperson of all time? This discussion has been going on for a while and it has increased ever since he won the Gold medal at the World Athletics Championships recently.

Harsh Chopra
Last updated: 30.08.2023
Is Neeraj Chopra the greatest Indian Sportsperson of all time

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This discussion has been going on for a while and it has increased ever since he won the Gold medal at the World Athletics Championships recently. Neeraj Chopra just at the age of 25 has won everything he has won in Javelin Throw. He won the Asian Games Gold Medal and the Commonwealth Games Gold Medal in 2018 which ensured that he is among the greats. Then in 2021 he did something that has been done only once before and that is to win an Individual Gold medal for India at the Olympics.


Let’s talk about the other contenders for this crown and then decide whether Neeraj Chopra is the greatest of all time

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Other Contenders


Sachin Tendulkar

Sachin Tendulkar has always been in the discussion for being the greatest Indian Sportsperson of all time. He has played cricket for 24 years and from 1989-2013, he was in every TV set In India and everyone in India knew who he was. Sachin Tendulkar has scored 100 international Hundreds. He has also played in 200 Test Matches and 463 ODI Matches and he has a total of more than 34,000+ international runs which is more than anyone in cricket history. Sachin Tendulkar has won the 2011 Cricket World Cup.


Major Dhyan Chand

Major Dhyan Chand is one of the greatest of all time and he was way past the current generation so most of the readers would not know who he is. Dhyan Chand was known as a magician in the Hockey pitch and there was no one else who could touch him. Dhyan Chand played hockey for India from 1926-1949 and he played 185 matches for India. In those Matches he scored a whopping 570 Goals for India meaning he averaged more than 3 Goals per match. He won the Gold medal at the 1928,1932 and 1936 Olympics.


Abhinav Bindra

Abhinav Bindra is the 3rd other Indian Sportsperson that could be in this category as being the greatest of all time. Abhinav Bindra was the first Individual Olympic Gold Medalist for India at the 2008 Olympics. He has also won the Gold medal at the World Shooting Championship so he was the first one to do the Olympics and the World Championship double. He has also won 4 Gold medals at the Commonwealth Games. Neeraj Chopra looked up to Abhinav Bindra as an inspiration and he has also inspired the next generation of shooters that Indian shooters can also win Olympic Gold Medals.


Is Neeraj Chopra the greatest?

Yes, Neeraj Chopra is the greatest of all time because at just the age of 25, he has achieved everything in sport. It took till the end of their careers for all these other great sportspersons to achieve everything in life. And Neeraj Chopra has another decade plus wherein he can win multiple Olympic Medals, multiple World Championship Medals and set new records. So when Neeraj Chopra is finished with Javelin Throw he would be the greatest of all time.

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