Neeraj Chopra stands out as a prominent Indian Athlete and Javelin thrower. He gained international recognition by securing India’s first Gold medal in the men’s Javelin throw at the Tokyo Olympics in 2020. Also, he is a JCO (Junior Commissioner Officer) in the Indian Army which perfectly reflects his dedication & determination to both his service and sports. To know more about Neeraj Chopra’s Biography along with his Age, Height, Weight, Girlfriend, Family, Highest Record, and Net Worth, kindly go through the complete article below.
Neeraj Chopra Biography
Let us tell you that Neeraj is a Javelin throw Olympic champion and a silver medalist at the World Championship. He set a world U20 record wherein his throw of 85.48 meters marked him the first Indian Athlete to do this. We can also note his involvement in the Commonwealth Games and Asian Games 2018 winning gold medals in both events. Neeraj Chopra is recognized as the youngest gold medalist in Indian Olympics in an individual event.
Also marked history as the sole individual to have a gold medal on his Olympic debut. He will always be remembered as an Indian record holder at Javelin throw. His extensive skill and hard work have earned him recognition internationally in athletics. Delve into the article to learn about Neeraj Chopra’s Personal Life (Wiki), Age, Height, Weight, Girlfriend, Family, and many more. Keep scrolling down below.
Neeraj Chopra Personal Biodata, Age, Height, Weight, Records
|Full Name||Mr. Neeraj Chopra|
|Date of birth/ Age||24th December 1997|
|Place of birth and hometown||Panipat, Haryana|
|Profession||Javelin Thrower and Junior Commissioner Officer|
|Height and weight||
|Net worth||Approx 4 Million US $|
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Neeraj Chopra Education and Family Details
|School name||BVN public school, a Local school in Khandara Village|
|College/ University||DAV College, Chandigarh|
|Father name||Satish Kumar Chopra|
|Mother name||Saroj Devi|
|Sister name||Sarita and Sangeeta|
|Spouse/ Girlfriend||Not known|
Neeraj Chopra’s Early Life
Indian Javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra was born on 24th December 1997 (Age 25) in Khandara Village, Panipur district, Haryana, India. He completed his early schooling at a local school in his village ( BVN public school). After his early education, he moved to Chandigarh and joined DAV ( Dayanand Anglo Vedic) College there. His family is largely involved in agricultural work and earns their livelihood. It was also found that he pursued a BA degree from LPU, Jalandhar, Punjab in 2021.
During his early days, his Athletic passion began at Taluka Devi Lal Stadium situation in Panchkula where his passion found its roots in Athletics. He took training for many years and participated in various national and international competitions. Later His remarkable performance in the South Asian Games helped him recognize his talents and dedication. Indian army extended him a proposition as they were highly impressed by his performance in sports. They invited him to be directly appointed as JCO, Junior Commissioner Officer within the prestigious Rajputana Rifles. He became a part of the Indian army and held the rank of Naib Subedar.
Neeraj Chopra’s Athletic Career
His journey from childhood and then becoming an Olympic gold medalist is a truly inspirational story of perseverance and dedication. When he saw people playing Javelin throw at Shivaji Stadium, Panipat, his passion for Javelin evolved. Later he started his training and was admitted to Panchkula Sports Complex. Through training and consistency, he soon increased his range of Javelin Throw. He won a gold medal at National Junior Athletics Championship in 2012 which significantly marked his beginning.
The World Youth Championship was his first international competition ever in 2013. Despite injuries and hardships, he continued to play and broke many records. A historic day of his life was 7th August 2021, when he became the first-ever Athletic Champion in the Olympics and won the gold medal. It was one of his best throws of 87.58 meters. He didn’t stop there and upgraded himself. He consistently worked hard to bring glory to his nation on a global level. Subsequently, his performance increased and confirmed his position as one of the world’s top Javelin throwers. World Athletics also issued a report in which he got first position in the Javelin throw.
Neeraj Chopra’s Remarkable Records
|Event Name||Distance cover at Javelin Throw in meters|
|Doha Diamond League 2023 (Qatar)||88.67 m|
|Diamond League in Lausanne 2022 winner||89.08 m|
|Diamond League Final Zurich Winner||88.44m|
|World Athletics Championships Silver 2022||88.13m|
|Tokyo 2020 Olympics Finals (Japan)||87.58m|
|Asian games 2018||88.06m|
|Commonwealth Games 2018||86.47 m|
His Achievements and Honor:
|Padma Shri (4th highest civilian honor)||2022|
|Param Vishisht Seva Medal (PVSM)||2022|
|Major Dhyan Chand Khel Ratna Award (Highest sporting Honour in India)||2021|
|Vishisht Seva Medal (VSM)||2020|
List of Neeraj Chopra Medals in International Competitions
|Year||Event||Medal/Position||Length of Throw (in meters)|
|2013||World U18 Championships||19th (q)||66.75 m|
|2015||Asian Championships||9th||70.50 m|
|2016||South Asian Games||Gold||82.23 m|
|2016||Asian U20 Championships||Silver||77.60 m|
|2016||World U20 Championships||Gold||86.48 m (WU20R)|
|2017||Asian Championships||Gold||85.23 m|
|2018||Commonwealth Games||Gold||86.47 m|
|2018||Asian Games||Gold||88.06 m (NR)|
|2021||Olympic Games||Gold||87.58 m|
|2022||Diamond League||Gold||88.44 m|
|2022||World Championships||Silver||88.13 m|
|2023||World Championships||Gold||88.17 m|
|2023||Diamond League Finals||Silver||83.80 m|
|2023||Asian Games 2023||Gold||88.88 m.|
Neeraj Chopra’s Net Worth
|Net Worth||$4.5 million|
|Net Worth In Rupees||Rs 37 crore|