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Who is Neeraj Chopra?
Neeraj Chopra is an Indian track and field athlete who won the Gold medal during the 2020 Tokyo Olympics in the men’s javelin throw A Junior Commissioned Officer (JCO) in the Indian Army, Chopra is the first track and field athlete to win an Olympic gold medal for India, and the second overall after Norman Pritchard.
In the 2016 IAAF World U20 Championships, Chopra achieved a world under-20 record of 86.48 m. Debuting at the 2018 Commonwealth Games and the 2018 Asian Games, at which he was the opening flag-bearer, he won gold medals in both Games. In his Olympics debut, Chopra won the gold medal on 7 August 2021 with a throw of 87.58m in his second attempt.
As of 2021, he is one of only two Indians to have won an individual Olympic gold medal (the other being Abhinav Bindra), as well as the youngest-ever Indian gold medalist in an individual event and the only one to have won gold in his Olympic debut.
Neeraj Chopra’s Career
2020 Tokyo Olympics
Chopra made his debut at the Olympics representing India at the 2020 Summer Olympics. On 4 August 2021, he was placed in Group A. Despite the effects of jet lag since flying to Tokyo from Sweden on 26 July and a disrupted sleep schedule due to regular dope-control testing, Chopra topped his group and qualified for the final in the men’s javelin throw with a throw of 86.65 meters.
Competing with more experienced and better-performing athletes, notably Johannes Vetter of Germany, Chopra’s strategy for the final, which he developed with his coach Bartonietz, was to rely on his speed and put pressure on the rest of the field with a powerful long throw.
As a result, Chopra won the gold medal in the final on 7 August with a throw of 87.58 m, becoming the first Indian Olympian to win a gold medal in athletics, and the first post-independence Indian Olympic medalist in athletics. India won this medal after 120 years in Olympics. He is the youngest Olympic gold medalist in the country.
How Old is Neeraj Chopra?
Chopra was born on 24 December 1997Panipat, Haryana, India. He is 23 years old as of 2021.
Neeraj Chopra‘s Family
Who are Neeraj Chopra’s parents?
Chopra’s parents are Satish Kumar and Saroj Devi.
Does Neeraj Chopra have siblings?
Chopra has two sisters.
Neeraj Chopra‘s Education
Chopra graduated from Dayanand Anglo-Vedic College in Chandigarh and is currently pursuing a Bachelor of Arts from Lovely Professional University in Jalandhar, Punjab.
Neeraj Chopra‘s wife
Chopra is currently single.
Neeraj Chopra‘s Children – Kids
Chopra does not have any known children at the moment.
After local children teased him about his childhood obesity, Chopra’s father enrolled him in a gymnasium at Madlauda; he was later enrolled in a gym in Panipat. While there, he also visited the nearby Panipat Sports Authority of India centre, where javelin thrower Jaiveer Choudhary recognized his early talent. Observing Chopra’s ability to achieve a 40-metre throw without training and impressed by his drive, Choudhary became his first coach.
After training under Choudhary for a year, the 13-year-old Chopra was admitted to the Tau Devi Lal Sports Complex in Panchkula, four hours from his home. The sports complex was then one of only two facilities in the state of Haryana with a synthetic runway. There, he trained under coach Naseem Ahmad, who made him train in long-distance running along with the javelin throw.
He went on to compete in the Karlstad Meet in Sweden on 22 June, where he achieved a gold with a sub-par throw of 80.96 m. before winning a bronze in the Kuortane Games in Finland despite achieving a throw of 86.79 m. He attributed his reduced performance in Finland to a tendency to throw higher than he wanted, along with having to use a different javelin as his own was unavailable.
Following the Kuortane Games, Chopra travelled to Lucerne to compete in the Spitzen Leichtathletik Luzern, but decided to withdraw due to fatigue. He attempted to secure a visa for the United Kingdom to enter the Diamond League at Gateshead on 13 June, but faced difficulties due to the pandemic and instead continued training and honing his technique in Uppsala.
Neeraj Chopra’s Net Worth
Chopra has an estimated net worth of $ 3 million.
Chopra stands at a height of 6 ft.