Neeraj Chopra- Javelin Throw Olympics Gold Winner


Neeraj Chopra Bio

Neeraj Chopra has won a historic athletics gold medal to become India’s second ever individual Olympic gold medallist after shooter Abhinav Bindra. The 23-year-old farmer’s son from Khandra village near Panipat in Haryana produced a second round throw of 87.58m in the finals to stun the athletics world and end India’s 100-year wait for a track and field medal in the Olympics.

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. He hurled the javelin at 88.07m to break his own national record, where his previous one was the 88.06m gold-medal winning throw at the 2018 Asian Games and Commonwealth Games 2018.

 Neeraj Chopra Bio
NameNeeraj Chopra
Real NameNeeraj Chopra
Nick NameNeeraj
ProfessionIndian Athlete (Javelin Throw)
Famous ForCreates history with Olympic Gold Medal in Javelin throw, 1st ever Athletic medal for India,
First Indian to win a Gold Medal in Javelin Throw at the Commonwealth Games
Employer Junior Commissioned Officer of the Indian Army
Personal Information
Date of Birth24th December 1997
Age (as in 2021)23 Years
BirthplaceKhandra, Panipat, Haryana, India
Zodiac signCapricorn
HometownPanipat, Haryana, India
HobbiesListening to Music, Travelling
Physical Status
Height (approx.)5'10" (178 cm, 1.78 m)
Weight (approx.)65 kg (143 lbs)
Body Measurements (B-C-W)Not Known
Eye ColourBlack
Hair ColourBlack
Family and Relationships
FatherSatish Kumar
MotherSaroj Devi
SiblingsSangeetha & Saritha (Sisters)
Marital StatusUnmarried
Affairs/GirlfriendsNot Known
SpouseNot Yet Married
EventJavelin Throw
Coach(es)/Mentor(s)Garry Calvert, Werner Daniels
HonoursArjuna Award for Athletics
Achievements• Set a world junior record at the 2016 IAAF World U20 Championships in Bydgoszcz, Poland
• Equalled the Indian national record at the 2016 South Asian Games with a throw of 82.23 m
• In 2018, he became the first Indian to win a gold medal in Javelin at the Asian Games, and Commonwealth Games.
Favourite Things
Favourite AthleteJan Železný (a retired Czech track and field athlete)
Favourite PoliticianNarendra Modi
Net Worth/Salary/Assets
Net Worth$1 million
AssetsPulsar 220