Neeraj Chopra is an Indian track and field athlete, who competes in the javelin throw.
Neeraj Chopra is the first track and field athlete to win a gold medal for India at the Olympics.
Read more about Neeraj Chopra biography, lifestyle, caste, religion, family, and net worth details from here.
He represented India at the 2018 Asian Games where he won a gold medal, setting the national record of 88.06 m, and at the 2018 Commonwealth Games where he also clinched the gold medal.
|Mother’s Name||Saroj Devi|
|Father’s Name||Satish Kumar|
|Height||178 cm / 6 ft|
|Olympic Medals||1 Gold Medal|
|Best Throw record||88.1 Meters|
|Job||Junior Commissioned Officer (JCO) in India Army|
Neeraj Chopra was born on 24 December 1997 (age 24 years) in Khandra, Panipat, Haryana, India. He is an Indian javelin thrower and the 2nd Gold Medal holder in India at Tokyo Olympic 2020. He holds Junior (Under 20) Javelin throwing world record.
Family, Caste & Religion
Neeraj Chopra was born to Satish Kumar and Saroj Devi in Panipat, Haryana, India. Satish Kumar is a farmer and his mother Saroj Devi is a homemaker. She has two sisters.
He was brought up in a middle-class Hindu family and belongs to the ROR community from Panipat.
Girlfriend, Marriage & Wife
He is focused on his career now. We didn’t found any GF details of Neeraj Chopra. He is unmarried.
Being a Javelin thrower he’s got a masculine body and does a lot of weight lifting.
He is approx 6 ft tall and weighs approx 80 Kg (176 lbs).
He has brown eyes with black hair.
Neeraj Chopra completed early education from his village. He did schooling at Indian Public School in Madlauda.
He graduated from Dayanand Anglo-Vedic College in Chandigarh.
As of 2021, is pursuing a Bachelor of Arts from Lovely Professional University in Jalandhar, Punjab.
Neeraj always wanted to be a Volleyball player but Jaiveer Singh spotted his strength and convinced him to take up a career in Javelin Throwing.
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.
He won a gold medal in the 2016 IAAF World U20 Championships in Bydgoszcz, Poland. He 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 won another gold medal in the 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 the 2018 Commonwealth Games (CWG).
With that, Neeraj Chopra not only joined an elite list of Indian athletes to win a gold medal on their Commonwealth Games debut but also became the first Indian to triumph in Javelin Throw at CWG.
In May 2018, he again broke the national record at the Doha Diamond League with a throw of 87.43 meters.
He is currently coached by Uwe Hohn.
Uwe Hohn (born 16 July 1962) is a retired German track and field athlete who competed in the javelin throw. He is the only athlete to throw a javelin 100 metres or more, with his world record of 104.80 m.
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.
Neeraj Chopra won the gold medal in the final on 7 August 2021 with a throw of 87.58 m in his second attempt, becoming the first Indian Olympian to win a gold medal in athletics, and the first post-independence Indian Olympic medalist in athletics.
Neeraj Chopra Net Worth is $10 Million (Approx.). Neeraj is a Junior Commissioned Officer (JCO) in the Indian Army.
|Net Worth||$10 Million|
|Net Worth in INR||73.8 Crore|
|Income Source||Athlete, Sponsorship|
|2012||68.46||Lucknow||700gm Javelin (Junior Level)|
|2013||69.66||Thiruvananthapuram||700gm Javelin (Junior Level)|
|2014||76.50||Vijayawada||700gm Javelin (Junior Level)|
|2014||70.19||Patiala||800gm Javelin (Senior Level)|
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- 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. Neeraj is a Junior Commissioned Officer of the Indian Army with the rank of Naib Subedar in 2016.