Neeraj Chopra – Indian track and field Athlete
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. 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 a Ror Maratha family from Khandra village, Panipat district, Haryana. Neeraj’s mother, Saroj Devi, is a housewife and he has two sisters. Neeraj developed an interest in Javelin at the tender age of 11 after keeping an eye on Jaiveer (Jai Choudhary) who used to practice at the Panipat Stadium. Jaiveer is a Javelin athlete who represented Haryana. Neeraj Chopra Height is about 5 ft 10 in.
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Neeraj Chopra in Tokyo Olympics 2020
Gold Medal – Tokyo Olympics 2021
Neeraj Chopra Wiki
|Full Name||Neeraj Chopra|
|Profession||Indian Athlete (Javelin Throw)|
|Famous For||First Indian to win a Gold Medal in Javelin Throw at the Commonwealth Games|
|Coach/ Mentor||Garry Calvert, Werner Daniels|
|Birthday (DOB)||24 December 1997|
|Age||24 Years (as in 2021)|
|Birth Place||Khandra, Panipat, Haryana, India|
|Star Sign/ Zodiac Sign||Capricorn|
|Hobbies||Workout, Practice, Listening Music|
|College/ University||• DAV College, Chandigarh|
• Kurukshetra University, Haryana
|Net Worth||$2 Million|
|Last Updated||August 2021|
Neeraj Chopra Prizes After gold Medal in Tokyo olympics 2020
As we all are aware that Neeraj Chopra Indian track and field Athlete bagged a Gold Medal in Tokyo Olympics 2020. In Honour of this Several government authorities and Celebrities gave him Prizes such as Prize money, Cars, Awards, etc.
List of Prizes
- Haryana Government has announced a cash reward of Rs 6 Crores and a Class-I job and a piece of plot of land at concessional rates,Haryana CM Manohar Lal Khattar said.
- Punjab Government has announced a cash reward of Rs 2 Crores.
- BCCI has announced a cash reward of Rs 2 Crore.
- IPL franchise Chennai Super Kings also declared a reward of Rs 1 Crore for Chopra.
- Anand Mahindra Chairman of Mahindra, has announced to give a brand new XUV 700 to Chopra when he returns to India.
- BYJU’S announced a cash reward of Rs 2 crore for star India javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra.
- IndiGo announced that it will offer unlimited free travel for one year to Chopra.
- The Manipur government has announced to award Chopra ₹1 crore.
Neeraj Chopra Early Life
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.
Neeraj Chopra Career
Neeraj Chopra was inspired to play Javelin throw when he was at the tender age of 11 after keeping an eye on Jaiveer (Jai Choudhary) who used to practice at the Panipat Stadium. Jaiveer is a javelin athlete who represented Haryana.
Dollops of fresh Cream and Choorma (Haryanvi Food), a fat-friendly mix of roti, ghee, and sugar, fed by a doting grandmother meant Neeraj stepped into his teens chubby and flabby. Weighing 80 kg when he was only 11, Neeraj’s introduction to javelin happened by chance during his visits to the Panipat Stadium in his bid to lose weight.
Neeraj’s Uncle decided to sent Neeraj to sports. When he grew up watching athletes playing javelin throw Neeraj decided to take the game to the next level. In 2014, Neeraj bought his first Javelin worth Rs 7000. Later at the international level, he purchased a javelin worth Rs 1 lakh in the national camp he attended.
In the Year 2016
Neeraj Chopra won a Gold medal at the 2016 South Asian Games with a throw of 82.23 m, where he equaled the Indian national record.
In the 2016 IAAF World U20 Championships in Bydgoszcz, Poland Neeraj won a Gold medal and set a World Junior Record also. Despite this Neeraj failed to qualify for the 2016 Summer Olympics.
In the Year 2017
In the 2017 Asian Athletics Championship, Neeraj won another Gold Medal with a throw of 85.23 m.
In the Year 2018
In the 2018 Commonwealth Games, Neeraj won a Gold Medal with a throw of 86.47 meters and became the first Indian to triumph in Javelin Throw at CWG.
In May 2018, At the Doha Diamond League Neeraj again broke the National record with a throw of 87.43 meters. In the same year, Neeraj was awarded the Highest sports award Arjuna Award after winning a Gold medal in CWG 2018.
In the 2018 Asian Games Neeraj won a Gold medal and again set a new NAtional record with a throw of 8.06 meters.
On 5 March 2021, Neeraj Chopra again broke his past National Record setting the new one at 88.07m, with a World Leading position in 2021.
Neeraj Chopra Javelin Price
In 2014, Neeraj Chopra bought his first Javelin Throw whose Price was Rs 7000. Later at the international Level, Neeraj purchased a Javelin of Price Rs 1 lakh.
Neeraj Chopra Height, Weight & Physical Apperances
|Height||in Feet inches – 5 feet 11 inches|
in centimeters – 180 cm
in meters – 1.80 m
|Weight||in kilograms – 86 kg|
in pounds – 189 lbs
|Body Measurement||Not Known|
|Last Updated||August 2021|
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Neeraj Chopra Family & Wife
|Father||Satish Kumar Chopra (works as a farmer)|
|Siblings||Sister(s)– Sangeeta and Sarita|
|Last Updated||August 2021|
Neeraj Chopra Net Worth & Salary
Neeraj Chopra has an estimated Net Worth of $2 Million. It’s obvious that his main source of income is his successful career as a Javelin thrower. Moreover, he gets great support from JSW Sports and Sports Authority of India (SAI), which has helped in increasing his fortune. Also, Neeraj is a Junior Commissioned Officer (JCO) in the Indian Army.
|Net Worth||Between $1 Million – $3 Million|
|Source of Income||Javelin Thrower, JCO in Indian Army|
|Verification Status of Wealth||Not Verified|
Neeraj Chopra Car & Bike Collection
He loves traveling on motorcycles and he owns a Harley Davidson motorcycle.
Neeraj Chopra Medals
- 2021: Gold in Tokyo Olympics, Japan
- 2016: South Asian Games in Guwahati, India
- 2016: World U20 Championships in Bydgoszcz, Poland
- 2017: Asian Championships in Bhubaneswar, India
- 2018: Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast, Australia
- 2018: Sotteville Athletics Meet in Sotteville-lès-Rouen, France
- 2018: Savo Games in Lapinlahti, Finland
- 2018: Asian Games in Jakarta and Palembang, Indonesia
• 2016: Asian Junior Championships in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
• 2017: Asian Grand Prix Series in Jinhua, China
• 2017: Asian Grand Prix Series in Jiaxing, China
• 2018: Offenburg Speerwurf Meeting in Offenburg, Germany
• 2017: Asian Grand Prix Series in Taipei, Taiwan
Neeraj Chopra Highest World Rankings
|Men’s Javelin Throw||4||1320|
|Men’s Overall Ranking||107||1320|
Neeraj Chopra Awards
- 2017: Hindustan Times Top 30 under 30 awarded by Captain Amarinder Singh.
- 2018: Arjuna Award
- 2021: Sportstar ACES Award– Sportsman of the Decade (Track and Field)
Neeraj Chopra Social Media
INSTAGRAM:- VISIT NOW
TWITTER:- VISIT NOW
Heading ✈️ to my first olympic games@tokyo2020— Neeraj Chopra (@Neeraj_chopra1) July 26, 2021
With bag full of excitement.
Its time to give it all💪
India keep supporting 🇮🇳
#TeamNeeraj#afi#sai#jsw # Tops pic.twitter.com/mjuAJEuuZu
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FAQs About Neeraj Chopra
|Q: When did Neeraj Chopra was born?|
|A: Neeraj Chopra was born on 24 December 1997.|
|Q: What is the Age of Neeraj Chopra?|
|A: As of 2021, Neeraj Chopra is 24 Year Old.|
|Q: Who is the Coach of Neeraj Chopra?|
|A: The coach of Neeraj Chopra is Uwe Hohn.|
|Q: Who is the Father of Neeraj Chopra?|
|A: Neeraj Chopra Father’s name is Satish Kumar Chopra and he is a Farmer.|
|Q: What is Neeraj Chopra’s Best throw?|
|A: Neeraj Chopra’s Best throw of Javelin is 88.07 meters.|
|Q: What is the Ethnicity of Neeraj Chopra?|
|A: Neeraj Chopra was born in Ror Maratha Family.|