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Neeraj Chopra is an Indian Javelin Thrower born on 24th December 1997. He hails from Khandra Village of Haryana’s Panipat district. Neeraj has been representing India internationally since 2013 and won a gold medal in Tokyo Olympics.

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Personal information
Full name Neeraj Chopra
Nationality Indian
Born 24 December 1997 (age 23)
Panipat, Haryana, India
Education DAV College, Chandigarh
Height 1.82 m (6 ft 0 in)
Military career
Allegiance  India
Service/branch  Indian Army
Years of service 2016–present
Rank Subedar - Risaldar of the Indian Army.svg Subedar
Service number JC-471869A[2]
Unit 4 Rajputana Rifles[3]
Awards Vishisht Seva Medal ribbon.svg Vishisht Seva Medal
Country India
Sport Track and field
Rank [4]
Event(s) Javelin throw
Coached by Uwe Hohn
Achievements and titles
Highest world ranking 2 (Achieved on 11 August 2021) [5]
Personal best(s) NR 88.07 m (2021)[6]


Medal record
Men’s Javelin throw
Representing  India
Event 1st 2nd 3rd
Olympic Games 1
World Championships
Asian Games 1
Commonwealth Games 1
Asian Championships 1
South Asian Games 1
World Junior Championships 1
Asian Junior Championships 1
Total 6 1 0
Olympic Games
Gold medal – first place 2020 Tokyo Javelin throw
Asian Games
Gold medal – first place 2018 Jakarta Javelin throw
Commonwealth Games
Gold medal – first place 2018 Gold Coast Javelin throw
Asian Championships
Gold medal – first place 2017 Bhubaneshwar Javelin throw
South Asian Games
Gold medal – first place 2016 Guwahati/Shillong Javelin throw
World Junior Championships
Gold medal – first place 2016 Bydgoszcz Javelin throw
Asian Junior Championships
Silver medal – second place 2016 Ho Chi Minh City Javelin throw

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Neeraj Chopra – Early Life, Family & Background

Neeraj Chopra was born to Satish Kumar and his wife. He comes from a humble family background residing in Khandra village of Panipat district. His father is a farmer and his mother is a housewife. He has two sisters.

Neeraj’s interest in javelin throw happened by chance when he saw Jaiveer Choudhary practicing Javelin Throw at the Panipat stadium. He would regularly visit Panipat stadium to work on his fitness and lose weight as he was fat and chubby. Little did he know about the javelin throw until he tried his hands on the sport. His talent was spotted by the seniors at the stadium and inspired to take up the sport seriously.

Neeraj had faced difficulty in travelling from his home to the stadium due to 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.

In 2016, he joined the Indian Army and is currently serving as Junior Commissioned Officer with the rank of Naib Subedar. Neeraj is a graduate of DAV College in Chandigarh, Punjab.

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Neeraj Chopra Biography

Neeraj Chopra’s career instantly took off after he made his debut in the domestic circuit at the 2012 National Junior Athletics Competitions and won his first Gold medal with a record throw of 68.46 meters. With this achievement, he joined the national camp for better training and exposure.

Neeraj’s international career breakthrough came in 2016 when he won his first international Gold medal at the South Asian Games in Guwahati. In 2017, he won 2 Silver medals and a Bronze medal at the Asian Grand Prix Series held in 3 different cities, Jinhua, Jiaxing in China, and Taipei in Taiwan. Later that year, he made his IAAF Diamond League debut and finished 7th with a throw of 83.80 meters.

In 2018, he won the Gold medal at the Sotteville Athletics meet in France, followed by another Gold medal at the Savo Games in Lapinlahti, Finland.

In March 2021, Neeraj shattered his national record by throwing 88.07m at the Indian Grand Prix Meet in Patiala.

Neeraj Chopra Achievements

Neeraj Chopra made his international debut for India at the 2013 World Youth Championships, where he finished 19th in the qualification round held at Donetsk in Ukraine. At the 2015 Asian Championships, he finished 9th in the final of the javelin throw event in Wuhan, China.

In 2016, he won a Silver medal in the javelin throw at the Asian Junior Championships. Later that year, Neeraj caught the limelight when he set the world junior record by throwing 86.48m and clinched the Gold medal at the World U20 Championships in Bydgoszcz, Poland.

At the 2017 Asian Championships, he won the Gold medal by throwing 85.23m at Bhubaneshwar in Odisha. In the same year, he competed at the World Athletics Championships in London but failed to win any medals as he finished 15th in the qualification round.

In 2018, Neeraj clinched the Gold medal at the Commonwealth Games held at Gold Coast in Australia and thus became the first Indian javelin thrower to accomplish the feat at the Commonwealth Games. At the 2018 Asian Games, he broke his own national record of 86.48m by throwing 88.06m and won the Gold medal in the javelin throw in Jakarta, Indonesia.

In January 2020, Neeraj Chopra booked his Olympics berth in Javelin Throw at the 2021 Tokyo Olympics after he threw 87.86m at the Athletics Central North East held in Potchefstroom, South Africa. This will be his debut Olympics after he missed out on the chance of representing India at the 2016 Rio Olympics.

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Results and seasonal bests

International competitions

Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
Representing  India
2013 World Youth Championships Donetsk, Ukraine 19th (q) Javelin throw (700 g) 66.75 m
2015 Asian Championships Wuhan, China 9th Javelin throw 70.50 m
2016 2016 South Asian Games Guwahati, India 1st place, gold medalist(s) Javelin throw 82.23 m
Asian Junior Championships Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Javelin throw 77.60 m
World U20 Championships Bydgoszcz, Poland 1st place, gold medalist(s) WJR Javelin throw 86.48 m
2017 Asian Grand Prix Series Jinhua, China 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Javelin throw 82.11 m
Jiaxing, China 2nd place, silver medalist(s) 83.32 m
Taipei, Taiwan 3rd place, bronze medalist(s) 79.90 m
Asian Championships Bhubaneswar, India 1st place, gold medalist(s) Javelin throw 85.23 m
IAAF Diamond League Paris, France 7th
(10 pts)
Javelin throw 84.67 m
Fontvieille, Monaco 78.92 m
Zurich, Switzerland 83.80 m
World Championships London, United Kingdom 15th (q) Javelin throw 82.26 m
2018 Offenburg Speerwurf Meeting Offenburg, Germany 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Javelin throw 82.80 m
Commonwealth Games Gold Coast, Australia 1st place, gold medalist(s) Javelin throw 86.47 m
IAAF Diamond League Doha, Qatar 4th
(17 pts)
Javelin throw 87.43 m
Eugene, Oregon, USA 80.81 m
Rabat, Morocco 83.32 m
Zurich, Switzerland 85.73 m
Sotteville Athletics Meet Sotteville-lès-Rouen, France 1st place, gold medalist(s) Javelin throw 85.17 m
Savo Games Lapinlahti, Finland 1st place, gold medalist(s) Javelin throw 85.69 m
Asian Games Jakarta and Palembang, Indonesia 1st place, gold medalist(s) NR Javelin throw 88.06 m
2020 Athletics Central North West League Meeting
(qualifying event for Summer Olympics)
South Africa 1st place, gold medalist(s) (q) Javelin Throw 87.86m 
2021 Meeting Cidade de Lisboa Portugal 1st place, gold medalist(s) Javelin Throw 83.18 m 
2021 Folksam Grand Prix Sweden 1st place, gold medalist(s) Javelin Throw 80.96 m 
2021 Kourtane Games Finland 3rd place, bronze medalist(s) Javelin Throw 86.79 m 
2021 Olympic Games Tokyo, Japan 1st place, gold medalist(s) Javelin Throw 87.58 m 

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