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Neeraj Chopra Biography, Records, Girlfriend, Family, Medals & Much More

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Neeraj Chopra Biography: India is renowned for its brilliant cricketers, hockey players, badminton players, and shooters but its track and field athletes have rarely made a huge mark on the sport internationally. Neeraj Chopra, however, is changing all that. The Panipat-born javelin thrower is a sensation.

Neeraj Chopra won the gold medal in the Tokyo 2020 Olympics with a throw of 87.58m in his second attempt on 07th August 2021. In this article, we will get to know about Neeraj Chopra biography, career, height, girlfriend, family, records, medals and much more.

Neeraj Chopra Biography

Full Name Neeraj Chopra
Age 23
Gender Male
Mother’s Name Saroj Devi
Father’s Name Satish Kumar
Sports Category Athletics (Track and field)
Event Javelin throw
Date of Birth 24 December 1997
Relationship Status Single
Hometown Panipat, Haryana
Olympic Medals 1 Gold Medal
Best Throw record 88.1 Meters
Job Subedar in India Army
Educational Qualification Graduation
Training Base SAI NSNIS Patiala
Current Training Base Uppsala, Sweden
Neeraj Chopra Instagram Id @neeraj____chopra

Neeraj Chopra Wiki

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Neeraj Chopra Wiki

Neeraj Chopra is an Indian javelin thrower who is the first track and field athlete to win an Olympic gold medal for India. He was born on 24 December 1997 in Panipat, Haryana. Now he is 23 years old and he has won a lot of gold in Olympics.

His Height is 178 cm or 6 ft. and his weight is 86 kg. He falls under the category of track and field and is ranked at 4. His coach’s name is Uwe Hohn.

He has another identity as subedar and enrolled in 4 Rajputana Rifles. Neeraj Chopra joined the Indian Army in 2016. Neeraj Chopra was promoted to the rank of Subedar and received accolades for his contribution to sports.

Neeraj Chopra Family

Neeraj’s father Satish Kumar is a farmer in a tiny village of Khandra in Panipat, Haryana. His mother, Saroj Devi, is a housewife. Neeraj Chopra has a total of five siblings.

 

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Neeraj Chopra Career

Neeraj developed an interest in Javelin at the tender age of 11 after keeping an eye on Jaiveer (Jai Choudhary) who used to practice at the Panipat Stadium. Jaiveer is a javelin athlete who represented Haryana.

When he grew up watching athletes playing javelin throw Neeraj decided to take the game to the next level. In 2014, Neeraj bought his first Javelin worth Rs 7000. Later at the international level, he purchased a javelin worth Rs 1 lakh in the national camp he attended.

Neeraj Chopra Career
Neeraj Chopra Career

 

Neeraj Chopra Coach

Neeraj started his sporting career training under coach Naseem Ahmed at Tau Devi Lal Stadium in Panchkula from 2011-15.

Neeraj Chopra receives coaching under the German legend Uwe Hohn. He is a retired German track and field athlete who competed in the javelin throw. He is the only athlete to throw a javelin 100 meters or more, with his world record of 104.80 meters.

A new javelin design was implemented in 1986 and the records had to be restarted, thus Hohn’s mark became an ‘eternal world record’. One can hope that the young talent goes one better than the guru himself.

Details of Coaches:

  • Grassroot Level: Mr. Jai Chaudhary
  • Development Level: Late Mr. Garry Calvert and Mr. Uwe Hohn
  • Elite Level: Dr. Klaus Bartoneitz

Neeraj Chopra Physique

Neeraj Chopra is completely healthy physically and mentally. His total weight is 86 kg and his height is 178 c.m or 6 ft. He is very good in track and field games and has also won many medals.

Neeraj Chopra takes great care of his health and he is physically fit. Due to his physique, he has performed very well as an athlete. At the age of 23, he plays very well as compared to the rest of the common people.

Height in centimeters- 180 cm
in meters- 1.80 m
in feet & inches- 5’ 11”
Weight in kilograms- 86 kg
in pounds- 189 lbs
Eye Colour Black
Hair Colour Black

Neeraj Chopra Gold Medal Video

Neeraj Chopra Medal & Awards

He has been awarded a large number of medals. He got the gold medal in the National Junior Championship in 2021. Silver Medal in National Youth Championship 2013. Won Silver Medal in Asian Junior Championship 2017 and Gold Medal in Assign Athletics Championship 2017.

Achievements

  • Gold Medal, Asian Games 2018
  • Gold Medal, Commonwealth Games 2018
  • Gold Medal, Asian Athletics Championships 2017
  • Gold Medal, World U-20 Athletics Championships 2016
  • Gold Medal, South Asian Games 2016
  • Silver Medal, Asian Junior Championships 2016
  • Current National Record Holder (88.07m 2021)
  • Current World Junior Record Holder (86.48m 2016)

Awards

  • The young prodigy is already felicitated with the Arjuna Award (2018).
  • He was also nominated for Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award.

Neeraj Chopra Records

Year Competition Rank Mark
2013 World Youth Championships Donetsk, Ukraine 19th 66.75 m
2015 Asian Championships Wuhan, China 9th 70.50 m
2016 2016 South Asian Games Guwahati, India 1st place, gold medalist(s) 82.23 m
Asian Junior Championships Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam 2nd place, silver medalist(s) 77.60 m
World U20 Championships, Bydgoszcz, Poland 1st place, gold medalist(s) WJR 86.48 m
2017 Asian Grand Prix Series, Jinhua, China 2nd place, silver medalist(s) 82.11 m
Asian Grand Prix Series, Jiaxing, China 2nd place, silver medalist(s) 83.32 m
Asian Grand Prix Series, Taipei, Taiwan 3rd place, bronze medalist(s) 79.90 m
Asian Championships Bhubaneswar, India 1st place, gold medalist(s) 85.23 m
IAAF Diamond League, Paris, France 7th 84.67 m
IAAF Diamond League, Fontvieille, Monaco 78.92 m
IAAF Diamond League, Zurich, Switzerland 83.80 m
World Championships London, United Kingdom 15th 82.26 m
2018 Offenburg Speerwurf Meeting, Offenburg, Germany 2nd place, silver medalist 82.80 m
Commonwealth Games, Gold Coast, Australia 1st place, gold medalist 86.47 m
IAAF Diamond League, Doha, Qatar 4th 87.43 m
IAAF Diamond League, Eugene, Oregon, USA 80.81 m
IAAF Diamond League, Rabat, Morocco 83.32 m
IAAF Diamond League, Zurich, Switzerland 85.73 m
Sotteville Athletics Meet, Sotteville-lès-Rouen, France 1st place, gold medalist 85.17 m
Savo Games Lapinlahti, Finland 1st place, gold medalist 85.69 m
Asian Games, Jakarta and Palembang, Indonesia 1st place, gold medalist 88.06 m
2020 Kourtane Games Finland Olympics quota 86.79
2021 Olympic Games,Tokyo, Japan 1st place, gold medalist 87.58 m

Neeraj Chopra Net Worth

The 23-year-old Neeraj is currently in the fold of JSW Sports. He is also named as brand ambassador by sports drinks giant Gatorade in a partnership that runs up to 2021. Neeraj Chopra is estimated to have a net worth of $1 Million to 5$ Million (Approx).

Facts About Neeraj Chopra

  • Neeraj weighed 77kg at the age of 13, his uncle was strict and asked him to join sports.
  • He is the second Indian athlete after Vikas Gowda to participate at the Diamond League event.
  • His passion for the javelin throw was fuelled by endless hours of watching every YouTube video of Jan Zelenzy, a retired track and field athlete from the Czech Republic.
  • With a busy practising schedule across India and abroad, Neeraj could attend regular school only up to Class IX and is now studying through the open school system.
  • Neeraj Chopra is only the 2nd Indian to win an individual Olympic gold.
  • Neeraj Chopra threw the javelin 87.58m to win the men’s javelin throw final.
  • Neeraj Chopra added the 7th medal and the first gold to India’s campaign in Tokyo 2020.

Neeraj Chopra Rewards

  • ₹75 lakh (US$110,000) from the Government of India.
  • ₹6 crores (US$840,000) from the Government of Haryana.
  • Rs. 2 crores from Punjab Government.
  • BCCI announced a cash reward of Rs one crore for Chopra.
    BYJU’S announced a cash reward of Rs 2 crore for Neeraj Chopra.
  • IPL franchise Chennai Super Kings also declared a reward of Rs one crore for Chopra.
  • IndiGo announced that it will offer unlimited free travel for one year to Chopra.