Neeraj Chopra Profile – Biography, Records, Gold Medals and Age

Neeraj Chopra - Biography & Records

Introduction of Neeraj Chopra: Neeraj Chopra broke a barrier by being the first Asian to win a men’s javelin throw gold medal at the Olympics. Chopra, a junior officer in the Indian Army, made history by becoming the country’s first Olympic gold medalist in track and field. With his 2016 global under-20 record throw of 86.48 metres, he also became the first Indian athlete to establish a world mark in any sport.

He is also the first track and field athlete from India to win at the IAAF World U20 Championships. Chopra competed in and won gold medals at both the 2018 Commonwealth Games and the 2018 Asian Games.

On August 7, 2021, Neeraj threw an Olympic record 87.58 metres on his second try at the 2020 Tokyo Games, earning him the gold medal.

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He is the youngest Indian Olympic gold medallist in an individual sport and the only one to win gold on his Olympic debut as of 2021.

He is one of just two Indians to have won an individual Olympic gold medal (the other being Abhinav Bindra).

The early life of Neeraj Chopra-

Neeraj Chopra was born in the city of Khandra Panipat in the Indian state of Haryana. His elder and younger sisters are both sisters, and they both work in the agricultural industry with the rest of his family.

He holds a graduation degree from Dayanand Anglo-Vedic College in Chandigarh and plans to enrol in the Bachelor of Arts programme at Lovely Professional University in Jalandhar, Punjab. In the 2021–2022 school year, he enrolled there.

The career of Neeraj Chopra-

At the Paavo Nurmi Games in Turku, Finland on June 14, Chopra made a resounding comeback to competitive action. With a new PR of 89.30 metres and a new national record, he took home the silver medal.

In the Stockholm Diamond League, he threw 89.94 metres, which was a personal best, but still only good enough for silver.

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Chopra, in the year 2022 On his fourth try, Neeraj Chopra threw 88.13 metres in the men’s javelin throw final in Oregon, earning him a historic silver medal.

Bronze won by long-jumper Anju Bobby George in 2003 was India’s sole previous medal at the World Athletics Championships.