Neeraj Chopra is India’s javelin thrower or javelin thrower. Who recently represented India in the Tokyo Olympics 2021 while making the best javelin throw and making his place in the finals, won the gold medal.
And have recorded the name of myself and India in the pages of history. He set a record by throwing a distance of 87.58 meters in his very first attempt in the final which no one could surpass.
Due to his excellent performance in javelin throw, he has also been included in the army. Due to which they have become a means of livelihood for their home, let us tell you in detail about their life.
Neeraj Chopra Biography:
|Profession(s)||Javelin Thrower and Junior Commissioned Officer|
|Physical Stats & More|
|Height||in centimeters- 180 cm|
in meters- 1.80 m
in feet & inches- 5’ 11”
|Weight||in kilograms- 86 kg|
in pounds- 189 lbs
|Coach(es)/Mentor(s)||• Gary Calvert|
• Werner Daniels
• Uwe Hohn (personal coach)
Neeraj Chopra with Uwe Hohn
• Raj Kumar (army coach)
• 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
Neeraj Chopra posing with his gold medal
• 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
|Records||• 2018: National Record of 88.06m mark at the Asian Games |
• 2021: National record of 88.07m mark at the Indian Grand
|Awards, Honours, Achievements||• 2017: Hindustan Times Top 30 under 30 awarded |
• 2018: Arjuna Award
• 2021: Sportstar ACES Award- Sportsman of the Decade (Track and Field)
|Date of Birth||24 December 1997 (Wednesday)|
|Age (as of 2020)||23 Years|
|Birthplace||Khandra Village, Panipat District, Haryana|
|Hometown||Khandra Village, Panipat District, Haryana|
|College/University||• DAV College, Chandigarh|
• Kurukshetra University, Haryana
|Educational Qualifications||Graduation (correspondence)|
|Food Habit||Turned Non-Vegetarian|
|Relationships & More|
|Parents||Father- Satish Kumar Chopra (works as a farmer)|
Mother- Saroj Devi
|Siblings||Sister(s)- Sangeeta and Sarita|
|Javelin Thrower||Jan Zelezny|
|Singer(s)||Rajender Kharkia and KD|
|Virtual Games(s)||Javelin Master 2, Brothers in Arms, and Asphaltate|
Neeraj Chopra’s Coach:
Neeraj Chopra’s coach’s name is Uwe Hohn, a former professional javelin athlete from Germany. Neeraj Chopra is performing so well only after taking training from him.
Unknown Facts About Neeraj Chopra
- Neeraj Chopra is an Indian athlete who represents India in the javelin throw. He is ranked as Subedar, Junior Commissioned Officer (JCO) in the Indian Army.
- He lives in a joint family with more than 17 other members in Panipat, Haryana.
- In 2016, on winning the U-20 World Championship and making a national record, the CEO of Facebook Mark Zuckerberg congratulated him on social media.
- He was appointed as a Junior Commissioned Officer (Subedar rank) in the Indian Army in 2016.
- He was selected as the flag bearer of India at the Asian Games 2018.
- He underwent surgery in 2019 due to an injury in his right elbow at the 68th All India Inter-Services Athletics in 2018.