Complete list of current World Champions from India in individual sports

Neeraj Chopra is a javelin thrower
Neeraj Chopra is the reigning World U20 champion in javelin

India is in the process of undergoing a renaissance of sorts these days in the field of sports. In a nation where cricket has reigned supreme for so many years, other sports have finally found a strong foothold in the country, with news of more and more gold medals across various formats becoming ever greater.

In recent times, amid all the regular fiascos of corruption and mismanagement, there have been some incredible strides made by athletes in their respective sports and have brought massive pride to the nation as a whole.

In this article, we take a look at the recent achievements of individuals from the country who can call themselves world champions and have won gold in their respective sport's most recent World Championships!

#1 Neeraj Chopra (Javelin throw)

Neeraj Chopra is one of the champions of India who has proved himself at the world stage at a very young age. Still just 19 years old, Neeraj has raked up some major honours for himself already, the biggest of which has to be his epic gold medal triumph at the 2016 IAAF World U-20 Championships where Neeraj showed his true class.

He was dominant too, scoring an 86.48m throw, which was miles ahead of the second place throw of 80.59m and also created a new junior world record. He continues to be a huge prospect for the country as he transitions into top-level senior competition.

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Edited by Shraishth Jain
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