Neeraj Chopra Biography, Career, Family, Girlfriend, Facts

Neeraj Chopra

The Tokyo Olympics have been the most successful Olympics for India. We have seen so many emerging talents, who eagerly want to mark a place for India in the Olympics. We all are aware of cricket because that’s the most popular sport in India. We would be hardly keen to know about athletics. After the Tokyo Olympics, I’m pretty sure that the youth of the country would take interest in athletics and we already have an inspiration for that, Neeraj Chopra.

Neeraj Chopra

Neeraj Chopra has made the country proud by winning a gold medal at Tokyo Olympics in Javelin’s throw. Everyone is eager to know about his journey and personal life. Here we are with personal and professional details of Neeraj Chopra.

Neeraj Chopra Personal details

Full name Neeraj Chopra
Nickname Nijju
Father’s name Satish Kumar Chopra
Mother’s name Saroj Devi
Siblings Sangeeta and Sarita (Sister)
DOB 24.12.1997
Birth place Khandra village, Panipat, Haryana, India
Age (till 2020) 23 years
Hometown Khandra village, Panipat, Haryana, India
Education Graduation (Correspondence)
College DAV College, Chandigarh, India
University Krukshetra University, Haryana, India
Marital status Unmarried
Zodiac sign Capricorn
Nationality Indian
Religion Hindu

Neeraj Chopra Physical statistics

Height (approx.) 5 feet 11 inches (180 cms)
Weight (approx.) 86 kgs (189 lbs)
Eye colour Black
Hair colours Black

Neeraj Chopra Career

Profession Javelin thrower and Junior Commissioned Officer
Coach
  • Raj Kumar
  • Werner Daniels
  • Naseem Ahmed
  • Gary Calvert
  • Uwe Hohn
  • Klaus Bartonietz
Records
  • National record of 88.06m mark at Asian Games in 2018
  • National record of 88.07m mark at Indian Grand Prix in 2021
Achievements
  • Hindustan Times Top 30 under 30 in 2017.
  • Arjuna Award in 2018
  • Vishisht seva medal in 2020
  • Sportstar ACES Award Sportsman of the decade in 2021
Gold medal
  • South Asian Games, at Guwahati, India, in 2016
  • World Cup U-20 Championship, at Bydgoszcz, Poland, in 2016
  • Asian Championship, Bhubaneswar, Odisha, India, in 2017
  • Sotteville athletics meet at Sotteville-les-Rouen, France in 2018
  • Asian Games at Jarkata and Palembang, Indonesia, in 2018
  • Savo Games at Lapinlahiti, Finland in 2018
  • Commonwealth Games at Gold coast, Australia, in 2018
  • Tokyo Olympics 2020 in 2021
Silver medal
  • Asian Junior Championship at Ho Chi Minh city, Vietnam, in 2016
  • Asian Grand Prix series at Jiaxing, China in 2017
  • Asian Grand Prix series at Jinhua, China in 2017
  • Offenburg Speerwurf meet at Offenburg, Germany in 2018
Bronze medal
  • Asian Grand Prix series at Taipei, Taiwan in 2017

Interesting facts about Neeraj Chopra:-

  • Initially, Neeraj was a vegetarian but later turned into a Non-vegetarian. 
  • His father was a farmer and he belongs to a joint family of 17 members.
  • He likes to play virtual games like Javelin master 2, Asphalt, and Brothers in arms.
  • His favorite movie is the Rocky series.
  • He used to be a very fat kid and because of him being overweight, his uncle Bheem Singh pushed him to play Javelin.
  • In 2016 he was appointed as a Junior Commissioned Officer in the Indian army.
  • He loves bike riding and owns a Harley Davidson motorcycle.
  • Neeraj loves animals.

Neeraj Chopra has made the country proud by achieving such great success in the Tokyo Olympics. He is an inspiration for the young generations, who want to pursue their dreams in athletics and sports. His journey is remarkable. We wish him good health and success. 

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