Neeraj Chopra is an Indian Javelin Thrower. His Biography, Height, Age, Weight & information about his Girlfriend is shared in this post. Neeraj Chopra represented India at Summer Olympics 2020 in Japan, and has won a Gold Medal in javelin throw.
Since his childhood he was interested in sports. He was born on 24 December 1997, in Khandra village, Panipat district, Haryana. His family is largely involved in agriculture. His first coach was Jaiveer Choudhary in the year 2010. As Jaiveer Choudhary was impressed by Neeraj’s ability to throw a javelin at 40m distance without training, he decided to train Neeraj.
Under choudhary’s coaching Neeraj won is first medal, a bronze in the district championships. Neeraj then persuaded his family to allow him to live in Panipat for practicing. On 7 August 2021 with a throw of 87.58 m in his second attempt Neeraj Chopra won the gold medal at 2020 Summer Olympics Tokyo. As of 2021, he is one of only two Indians (the other being Abhinav Bindra) to have won an individual Olympic gold medal. He is also the youngest-ever Indian Olympic gold medalist in an individual event and the only one to have won gold in his Olympic debut.
Neeraj Chopra Biography
|Full Name||Neeraj Chopra|
|Date of Birth||24 December 1997 (Wednesday)|
|Age||23 (As of 2021)|
|Weight (approx.)||85 Kg|
|Coach||Jaiveer Choudhary (1st Coach)|
|Birth Place||Panipat (Haryana, India)|
|Home Town||Khandra Village, Panipat (Haryana, India)|
Neeraj Chopra Height
|Height||5 Feet 11 inches|
Neeraj Chopra Achievements
|World Athletics Championships||Silver-Eugene, Oregon, United States (2022)|
|Olympics||Gold Medal–Tokyo Olympics (2020)|
|Asian Games||Gold-Jakarta, Indonesia (2018)|
|Commonwealth Games||Gold-Gold Coast, Australia (2018)|
|Asian Championships||Gold-Bhubaneshwar, Odisha (2017)|
|South Asian Games||Gold-Guwahati, Shillong (2016)|
|World Junior Championships||Gold-Bydgoszcz, Poland (2016)|
|Asian Junior Championships||Silver-Ho Chi Minh City (2016)|
- National Record of 88.06m Mark at Asian games 2018 (Jakarta, Indonesia).
- National Record of 88.07m Mark at Indian Grand Prix 2021 (National Institute of Sports (NIS) in Patiala).
- National Record of 89.30m Mark at Paavo Nurmi Games 2022 (Turku, Finland).
- National Record of 89.94m Mark at Diamond League 2022 (Stockholm, Sweden).
|Educational Qualification||Bachelor of Arts (Lovely Professional University Jalandhar, Punjab)|
Dayanand Anglo-Vedic College (D.A.V, Chandigarh)
|College/University||Lovely Professional University Jalandhar, Punjab|
|Food Habit||Non Vegetarian|
|Favorite Actor||Ranndeep Hooda & Akshay Kumar|
|Favorite Food||Indian Cuisine|
|Hobbies||Travelling & Listening Peaceful Music|
- Won Arjuna Award for athletics in 2018.
- Vishisht Seva Medal (VSM) in 2020.
- After winning gold medal at Tokyo Olympics 2020, Army Sports Institute (ASI) in Pune was renamed to “Neeraj Chopra Stadium” by Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on 27 August 2021.
- Cash reward of Rs.6 crore by Haryana Government as announced by Haryana Chief Minister ML Khattar. Also he will be made the head of the upcoming Centre for Excellence in Athletics in Panchkula.
- Cash reward of Rs.1 crore by BCCI.
- Cash reward of Rs.2 crore by edtech major BYJU’S.
- Cash reward of Rs.1 crore for Neeraj Chopra by IPL franchise Chennai Super Kings.
- Cash reward of Rs.2 crore by Punjab Government .
- Rs.1 crore was awarded by JSW group.
- Rs.1 crore was awarded by Manipur Government.
- Rs.25 lakh cash was awarded by Realty firm Elan Group’s chairman Rakesh Kapoor
- IndiGo announced that it will offer unlimited free travel for one year to Neeraj Chopra.
- Brand new Mahindra XUV 700 by Anand Mahindra.
Neeraj Chopra Girlfriend Name
At present it is unknown.
|Sister||Sarita Chopra & Sangeeta Chopra|
Neeraj Chopra Lifestory & Career
- Neeraj’s sports journey started from his childhood, following a incident where he was teased about his obesity by local children in his village. Because of his obese body his father decided to enroll him in a gymnasium at Madlauda (Haryana). He was 11 years old at that time.
- As his interest in sports grew overtime he later moved to Panipat for better training and opportunities. While playing at Shivaji stadium in Panipat, Neeraj saw a few javelin throwers which fascinated him a lot and made him pick javelin sports.
- His first coach was Jaiveer Choudhary in the year 2010. As Jaiveer Choudhary was impressed by Neeraj’s ability to throw a javelin at 40m distance without training, he decided to train Neeraj.
- Under Choudhary’s coaching Neeraj won is first medal, a bronze in the district championships.
- In 2016, finally his hard work paid off, when the news of a 19-year-old Indian Javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra creating a world record flashed on social media and television. He threw the Javelin to a distance of 86.48m to win the World U-20 Championships, in Poland. This was a Junior World Record throw.
- In 2018 Commonwealth Games, he registered a season-best effort of 86.47m, becoming the first Indian to win the javelin throw at the Commonwealth Games.
- In August 2018, Neeraj made his debut at the Asian Games (Jakarta, Indonesia) representing India, and he was also the flag-bearer for the Indian contingent during the 2018 Asian Games Parade of Nations.
- In an interview to TOI in 2021, when Neeraj was asked how he felt just after booking a gold at Tokyo Olympics 2020, he said
When all the last-eight athletes had thrown (their sixth throw), I knew I had won gold, But I was still in competition mode. Suddenly (after I finished) everything changed. I felt like ‘what happened?’. On the runway (during the final throw), I was almost blank, but then I re-focused on my run.
Some Interesting Facts About Neeraj Chopra
- Neeraj Chopra is first-ever Indian athlete who has won a gold medal in Olympics.
- Apart from being an athlete, Neeraj is also a Junior Commissioned Officer in the Indian Army.
- As per an interview, Neeraj considers Czech Republic’s Javelin Thrower Jan Zelezny his idol.
- After his win he is popularly called as, ‘The Man With The Golden Arm’.
FAQ about Neeraj Chopra
Q. What is Neeraj Chopra's height in feet ? A. 5.91 Foot
Q.What is Neeraj Chopra's Instagram Id ? A.neeraj____chopra
Q. What is Neeraj Chopra's Twitter Id ? A.@Neeraj_chopra1
Q. What is Neeraj Chopra's age ? A. 23 Years (As of 2021)
Q. What is Neeraj Chopra's Girlfriend name ? A. Not Known
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