Neeraj Chopra Biography, Height, Age, Wife, Family, & More
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Neeraj Chopra is an Indian track and field athlete who currently holds the titles of Olympic champion and World champion in Men’s javelin throw. In a nation of 1.3 billion people, only a select few harbor the dream of achieving international success. Neeraj Chopra made history by becoming India’s first and sole track and field athlete to secure an Olympic gold at Tokyo 2020. In this article, you’ll find a comprehensive Neeraj Chopra biography.
Neeraj Chopra Biography
Neeraj Chopra, the celebrated Indian javelin thrower, clinched the gold medal at the 2023 World Athletics Championships held in Budapest, Hungary. His remarkable first throw covered a distance of 87.03 meters, propelling him to the top of the podium. This historic victory not only marks a significant milestone for Neeraj Chopra but also for Indian athletics, as he became the first Indian athlete to secure a gold medal at the senior world championships.
|Real Name||Neeraj Chopra|
|DOB (Date of Birth)||24 December 1997|
|Birth Place||Khandra Village, Panipat District, Haryana|
|Hometown||Khandra Village, Panipat District, Haryana|
|College||DAV College, Chandigarh|
|University||Kurukshetra University, Haryana|
|Feet & Inches||5’ 11”|
|Father Name||Satish Kumar Chopra (works as a farmer)|
|Mother Name||Saroj Devi|
|Sisters||Sangeeta and Sarita|
|Profession||Javelin Thrower and Junior Commissioned Officer|
|Net Worth||$4.5 million|
|Actor/Actress||Akshay Kumar, Randeep Hooda|
|Songs||Hum Toh Deewane|
|Movies||Rocky series, Laal Rang (2016)|
Neeraj Chopra’s family plays a significant role in his life story. He hails from a modest family background. His father, Satish Kumar, is a diligent farmer, while his mother, Saroj Devi, manages the household responsibilities. Neeraj Chopra has two sisters, and the family primarily engages in agriculture as their livelihood. Remarkably, unlike many Indian families, Neeraj Chopra’s family has been a strong pillar of support throughout his career. In an interview, he expressed his gratitude, acknowledging that without the unwavering support of his family, his success would not have been possible.
Neeraj Chopra was born on December 24, 1997, in the village of Khandra in the Panipat district of Haryana State, India. He is currently 26 years old.
Neeraj Chopra completed his schooling at BVN Public School. He pursued his graduation at Dayanand Anglo-Vedic College in Chandigarh. As of 2021, he was furthering his education by pursuing a Bachelor of Arts degree at Lovely Professional University in Jalandhar, Punjab.
Height and Weight
Neeraj Chopra stands at a height of 5 feet 11 inches and has a weight of 86 kilograms.
Neeraj Chopra was born in Khandra, Panipat, and Haryana. Neeraj comes from a family with two sisters, primarily engaged in agriculture. His fascination with javelin throwing began while watching a sports event at Panipat’s Shivaji Stadium. Even without formal training, he discovered his ability to throw a javelin over a distance of more than 40 meters. Neeraj completed his schooling at BVN Public School.
Neeraj Chopra’s rise to prominence began at the national youth level, where he consistently dominated and even secured victories in international events. As a young boy, Neeraj faced teasing from local children due to his childhood obesity. In response, his father enrolled him in a gymnasium in Madlauda, and later, another gym in Panipat. However, his breakthrough moment came when he clinched the gold medal at the IAAF World U20 Championships in Bydgoszcz, Poland, in 2016, achieving a record-breaking throw of 86.48 meters, which still stands in the under-20 category.
Neeraj Chopra, the track and field athlete, boasts an estimated net worth of approximately $4.5 million.
|World Championships||Javelin throw||88.17 m||Budapest, Hungary||2023|
|World Championships||Javelin throw||88.13 m||Eugene, OR, United States||2022|
|Olympic Games||Javelin throw||87.58 m||Tokyo, Japan||2021|
|Commonwealth Games||Javelin throw||86.47 m||Gold Coast, Australia||2018|
|Asian Championships||Javelin throw||85.23 m||Bhubaneswar, India||2017|
|South Asian Games||Javelin throw||82.23 m||Guwahati, India||2016|
|Asian Championships||9th||Javelin throw||70.50 m||Wuhan, China||2015|
|World U18 Championships||19th (q)||Javelin throw (700 g)||66.75 m||Donetsk, Ukraine||2013|
|Asian U20 Championships||Javelin throw||77.60 m||Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam|
|World U20 Championships||Javelin throw||86.48 m WU20R||Bydgoszcz, Poland|
|World Championships||15th (q)||Javelin throw||82.26 m||London, United Kingdom|
|Asian Games||Javelin throw||88.06 m NR||Jakarta, Indonesia|
|Asian Games||Javelin throw||88.88 m||Hangzhou, China|
Seasonal bests by year List
|26 July||Patiala, India||69.66 metres||2013|
|17 August||70.19 meters||2014|
|31 December||81.04 meters||2015|
|23 July||Bydgoszcz, Poland||86.48 metres WJR WU20R||2016|
|2 June||Patiala, India||85.63 metres||2017|
|27 August||Jakarta, Indonesia||88.06 metres||2018|
|28 January||South Africa||87.86 meters||2020|
|5 March||Patiala, India||88.07 metres||2021|
|30 June||Stockholm, Sweden||89.94 metres||2022|
|4 October||Hangzhou, China||88.88 metres||2023|
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