Neeraj Chopra Wiki/Biography
Neeraj Chopra was born on 24th December 1997 to Satish Kumar in Khandra, Panipat, Haryana, India. His current age 20 years (as of July, 2018). His father Satish Kumar is a farmer.
According to media reports, Neeraj is currently not dating someone and focused on his sport.
Neeraj Chopra Physical Appearance
He is 6 ft (184 cm) tall and weighs around 80 Kg (176 lbs). His figure measurement are 34-28-36. He has brown eyes with black hair compliments his brown complexion.
Neeraj Chopra Career
He did schooling from Indian Public School in Madlauda. Neeraj Chopra doing graduation from DAV College in Chandigarh. He always wanted to be a Volleyball player but Jaiveer Singh spotted his strength and convinced him to take up career in Javelin Throwing.
Neeraj won the 2016 IAAF World U20 Championships held in Bydgoszcz, Poland. Neeraj set a junior world record during this event, the world record brought him the popularity and fame among sports fans of India as well as to the world.
Neeraj won a gold medal at the 2016 South Asian Games with a throw of 82.23 m, where he equalled the Indian national record. Neeraj won another gold medal in Asian Athletic championships 2017 with a throw of 85.23 meters.
In May 2018, he again broke the national record at the Doha Diamond League with a throw of 87.43 meters. He gave all the credit to Uwe Hohn -current coached.
In July 2018, he bags gold at Sotteville Athletics meet with a throw of 85.17m.
Neeraj Chopra Javelin Throw with Distance and Year
|2012||68.46||Lucknow||700gm Javelin (Junior Level)|
|2013||69.66||Thiruvanathapuram||700gm Javelin (Junior Level)|
|2014||76.50||Vijayawada||700gm Javelin (Junior Level)|
|2014||70.19||Patiala||800gm Javelin (Senior Level)|
Neeraj Chopra Unknown Facts
- Neeraj is a right hand thrower.
- In 2012 Neeraj won gold at the National Junior Championships(under 16) in Lucknow.
- Neeraj was spotted by former javelin thrower Jaiveer Singh at a volleyball tournament in 2011.
- In 2013 he won silver at the National Youth Championship.
- In 2014 he broke the National Youth Championship record with the throw of 76.50 m.
- He is a beneficiary of the JSW Sports Excellence Program.
- Indian Army offered him a post which he accepted.