27, 89.94, 2: The numbers that define Neeraj Chopra's magnificent 2022

Neeraj Chopra holds aloft the Diamond League trophy after winning the men's javelin final in Zurich. Fabrice Coffrini/AFP via Getty Images

A Diamond League trophy, a World Championships silver medal, two personal bests and a podium finish in all six events he has competed in - all of this in 87 days. Neeraj Chopra has had a 2022 to cherish.

Here are some key numbers from his magnificent 2022 - where he went about shattering records, climbing podiums and writing history:


Neeraj is the first Indian to win the Diamond League title and also the first Indian male athlete to clinch a medal at the World Championships. [The only other Indian to medal in a Worlds is Anju Bobby George, who won bronze in long jump in 2003]


(Metres).The distance by which Neeraj has improved this year from his earlier best of 88.07m.


Number of personal bests this season for Neeraj. His first PB of 89.30m came at the Paavo Nurmi Games in June in his first event back. He went past that with an all-time best of 89.94m at the Diamond League event in Stockholm.


The Olympic champion has participated in six competitions this season - he finished on the podium in each of these six events.


[Kilograms] Neeraj put on [and has now shed] in the months after the Olympics.


Neeraj has now rewritten the national record 27 times. Twenty seven times!


Number of days this season has lasted (as of today).


[Metres]. Neeraj's new personal best is the fourth-best throw of the year and ranks 24th among the biggest throws in the sport's history.


Neeraj returned to competition at the Paavo Nurmi Games on June 14... 311 days after his gold medal at the Tokyo Olympics.