Neeraj Chopra is an Indian Track and Field Athlete [Javelin Thrower]. and a Junior Commissioned Officer (JCO) in the Indian Army who competes in the Javelin throw.
|Rs. 10 Crore
|Athletics, Govt. Job Endorsements
|Date of Birth:
|24 December 1997
|Javelin Thrower, Army
Neeraj Chopra Current Personal Best throw is about 88.07 m which is his own National Record at the Indian Grand Prix 2021. Breaking his own record of 88.06 m at the 2018 Asian Games and won a Gold Medal. He was the 2016 IAAF World U20 Champion and set the world junior record, of 86.48m.
In the Year 2018, Neeraj Chopra won Gold Medals in three Competitions at the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games in Australia, the Sotteville Athletics Meet in France, and the Savo Games in Finland.
Neeraj Chopra was born on 24 December 1997 in Khandra village, Panipat district, Haryana. And He is 24 years old. Neeraj Chopra was born in Ror Maratha family and his religion is Hindu.
Neeraj’s father Satish Kumar is a farmer in a tiny village of Khandra in Panipat, Haryana. His mother, Saroj Devi, is a housewife and he has two sisters. Neeraj developed an interest in Javelin at the tender age of 11. Neeraj Chopra completed his Graduation at DAV College, Chandigarh and Kurukshetra University, Haryana.
Neeraj had faced difficulty in traveling from his home to the stadium due to the lack of public transport in his village, instead, he would take lifts from the passing vehicles for a 16-17 kilometers journey to reach the training ground. He later shifted his base to the Athletics Nursery at the Taluka Devi Lal Stadium in Panchkula because of the lack of proper infrastructure in the Panipat Stadium.