Neeraj Chopra Biography, Career, Olympic Medal, Family

Neeraj Chopra

Neeraj Chopra is an Indian track and field athlete who specializes in the sport of Javelin Throw. He is the only athlete from India to win a gold medal at the Olympics. Chopra won his medal in the Tokyo Olympics 2020.

A Junior Commissioned Officer in the Indian Army, Neeraj has also won the Gold Medal in the Asian Games 2018 which were held in Jakarta. He was able to set the new Indian record of the highest throw of 88.06 metre then. Later, Neeraj himself broke his record by throwing a distance of 88.07 m at the Indian Grand Prix this year.

As of now (2021), Neeraj is the only Indian other than Abhinav Bindra to win a Gold medal at the Olympics in individual events.

Neeraj Chopra Gold Medal winner

Neeraj Chopra belongs to Panipat in Haryana. His father is a farmer and he cultivates in his small village Khandra. Neeraj has two sisters and his mother is a homemaker.

Chopra weighed about 80 Kg when he was 11. This is why his father forced him to go to the Panipat stadium and take up a sport that will help him lose weight. This was the beginning of the preparation that won India an Olympic Gold.


Neeraj Chopra Full Bio

Neeraj Chopra Personal Details


Full Name: Neeraj Chopra

Village: Panipat

State: Haryana

Father: Satish Kumar Chopra

Mother: Saroj Devi

Profession: Junior Commissioned Officer (JCO) & Javelin Throw Athlete

Date of Birth: 24th December, 1997

Neeraj Chopra Family

Neeraj Chopra Age, Height, Weight

Age: 23 Years

Height: 5′ 11”

Weight: 86 Kgs


Neeraj Chopra Olympic Medal. Awards and Recognitions 


Gold Medal :

  • Olympic Games – Tokyo, 2021
    World Junior Championships – Poland, 2016
    Commonwealth Games – Gold Coast, Australia, 2018
    Asian Championships – Bhubaneswar, 2017
    South Asian Games- Guwahati, 2016
    Asian Games- Jakarta, 2018

Silver Medal:

Asian Junior Championships – Hao Chi Min City, 2016


Awards :

  • Hindustan Times Top 30 Under 30 (2017)
  • Arjuna Award (2018)
  • Visisht Seva Medal (2020)
  • Sportsman of the Decade – Track & Field (2021)



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