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Neeraj Chopra, Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli feature in IE100 most powerful Indians list

Neeraj Chopra, 24Olympic Gold medallist & Javelin Thrower (New)50th rank on the list Why In Tokyo last year, he became only the second Indian sportsperson to win a gold medal at the 2021 Olympics, and the first track-and-field athlete to finish on the top of the podium. The feat propelled the javelin thrower to an unprecedented level of popularity. According to reports, he also became the second-most expensive athlete in India after Virat Kohli and was the most mentioned athlete globally on Instagram during the Olympics. Chopra is conscious of his stardom. He has oozed charm in public events but at the same time, not shied from making stern statements, as was evident when his words regarding a Pakistani javelin thrower were twisted out of context. Power punch Winning the gold medal...