After the epic rivalry in the game of cricket, another sports rivalry has started between the arch rivals India and Pakistan, thanks to the heroics of Neeraj Chopra and Arshad Nadeem in the sport named Javelin Throw. The rivalrly kicked off during the ‘Tokyo 2020 Summer Olympics’ when both Neeraj and Arshad qualified for the men’s Javelin thrown event finals. Neeraj won Gold medal during that event, while Arshad came 5th, but the rivalry didn’t ended there, as it is getting further intensified with the progressing time.
The fan war is escalating day by day between the admirers of Neeraj Chopra and Arshad Nadeem on Social media, as people are debating about which Javelin thrower is better between these two. If you are also the admirer of any one of these stars then we have made a full comparison between Neeraj and Arshad in this article further, which is based on their Javelin throwing career so far.
Neeraj Chopra vs Arshad Nadeem in Javelin Throw – Full Side by Side Comparison :
Below is a complete side by side comparison of Neeraj Chopra and Arshad Nadeem in the sport of Javelin Throw which will give you a better understanding about who is the better Javelin Thrower between these two :
|NEERAJ CHOPRA (INDIA)||ARSHAD NADEEM (PAKISTAN)|
|Neeraj Chopra won the Gold medal for India during Tokyo 2020 Summer Olympics with a monstrous throw of 87.58 metres||Arshad Nadeem came 5th at Tokyo 2020 Summer Olympics with the best throw of 84.62 metres|
|As of August 2023, Neeraj Chopra’s personal best throw is 89.94 metres.||As of August 2023, Arshad Nadeem’s personal best throw is 90.18 metres.|
|Neeraj Chopra has not yet breached the 90m mark in Javelin Throw.||Arshad Nadeem is the first ever athlete from South Asia to breach the 90m mark in Javelin Throw.|
|Neeraj Chopra won the Gold medal for India during the ‘World Athletics Championships 2023’ which took place at Budapest, Hungary||Arshad Nadeem won the Silver medal for Pakistan during the ‘World Athletics Championships 2023’ which took place at Budapest, Hungary|
|As of August 2023, Neeraj Chopra has won 7 Gold medals and 2 Silver medals for India combined in the various International Javelin Throw Championships.||As of August 2023, Arshad Nadeem has won 4 Gold medals, 1 Silver medal, and 4 Bronze medals for Pakistan cimbined in the various International Javelin Throw Championships.|
|Till date, Neeraj Chopra has a highest world ranking of no. 1 (achieved on 11 May 2023).||Till date, Arshad Nadeem has a highest world ranking of no. 5 (achieved on 24 January 2023).|
|Neeraj Chopra’s height is 1.82 m (6 ft 0 in), while his weight is 86 kg (190 lb)||Arshad Nadeem’s height is 1.87 m (6 ft 2 in), while his weight is 95 kg (209 lb)|
As of August 2023, Neeraj Chopra and Arshad Nadeem had a direct face-off against each other in Javelin Throw at 10 different international events, and each time Neeraj came on top. Apart from breaching the 90 metres mark in the sport of Javelin Throw, there is nothing that makes us believe that Arshad is better than the Indian Golden boy.
Overall India’s Neeraj Chopra is far more consistent in Javelin Throw than Pakistan’s Arshad Nadeem. Neeraj relies more on skill and technique, while Arshad relies more on power and luck factor.