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Subedar Neeraj Chopra is an Indian Javelin Thrower. He is the First Indian Track and Field Athlete to won the Gold medal for India. He is the reigning Olympic champion with 87.58m winning throw. His previous best was the 88.06m gold-medal winning throw at the 2018 Asian Games and Commonwealth Games. Neeraj Chopra was also selected as the flag-bearer at the opening ceremony for India at the 2018 Asian Games, which marked his first Asian Games appearance. He was the 2016 World U20 champion and set the world under-20 record of 86.48 m. He is the first Indian athlete to ever win a World title in Track and Field at U-20.

Neeraj Chopra Biography

Full nameNeeraj Chopra
Born24 December 1997
Panipat, Haryana, India

Neeraj Chopra is from Khandra village, Panipat district, Haryana. He was educated at DAV College, Chandigarh. In 2016, he was appointed a Junior Commissioned Officer in the Indian Army with the rank of Naib Subedar.

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Years of service2016–present
Rank Subedar
Awards Vishisht Seva Medal

Neeraj Chopra Family

Father NameSatish Kumar Chopra
Mother NameSaroj devi
Brother Name
Sister NameSangeeta, Sarita
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Collage DAV College, Chandigarh
Hometown DAV College, Chandigarh
Date of Birth24 December 1997
Wife NameYet to be updated
Affair/GirlfriendYet to be updated
Current CityHariyana

Neeraj Chopra career

  • Neeraj Chopra won a gold medal in 2020 Summer Olympics on 7th August 2021 with the 87.58 m throw, which is the first Olympic Medal in athletics won by an Indian.
  • Neeraj Chopra is only the second Indian to win an Olympic gold medal. On 11 August 2008, Abhinav Bindra won the gold medal in the men’s 10 m air rifle in 2008 Summer Olympics.
  • Neeraj Chopra won a gold medal at the 2016 South Asian Games with a throw of 82.23 m, where he equaled the Indian national record.
  • Neeraj Chopra won a gold medal in 2016 IAAF World U20 Championships in Bydgoszcz, Poland.
  • Neeraj Chopra also set a world junior record. Despite these performances, he failed to qualify for the 2016 Summer Olympics as the cut off date was 11 July.
  • Neeraj Chopra won gold medal in Asian Athletic championships 2017 with a throw of 85.23 meters.
  • Neeraj Chopra registered a season best effort of 86.47 meters in men’s javelin throw at 2018 Commonwealth Games (CWG).
  • In May 2019, Neeraj Chopra broke the national record at the Doha Diamond League with a throw of 87.43 meters.
  • On 27 August 2018, Neeraj threw a distance of 88.06 m to win gold in the Men’s javelin throw at the 2018 Asian Games and set a new Indian national record, bettering his own previous record.

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Interesting Facts About Neeraj Chopra

  • Neeraj Chopra is ranked as Subedar, Junior Commissioned Officer (JCO) in the Indian Army.
  • Neeraj Chopra lives in a joint family with more than 17 other members in Panipat, Haryana.
  • In an interview, when he was asked how he developed an interest in the javelin, Neeraj Chopra replied, “As an obese child, at the age of 11, I weighed 80 kilos. To get into shape, I visited the Panipat Stadium during vacations. My pocket money was about Rs 30 and many days I didn’t even have money for a glass of juice. I travelled by bus for about 17 kilometres to reach the stadium and returned with my uncle who worked in Panipat city. Although I was running to shed weight, I didn’t particularly enjoy it. I used to stand at some distance and watch my senior Jaiveer, who has represented Haryana in javelin, practice. One day, at his behest, I tried the javelin. I discovered I could throw it far and the realisation helped me regain my self-esteem.”
  • Neeraj started his training in the javelin at the Sports Authority of India (SAI) Panchkula, Haryana, and due to lack of proper facilities, he continued his training at the Taluka Devi Lal Stadium in Panchkula, Haryana.

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