Who is Neeraj Chopra?
He made history on Saturday 08th of August 2021 with his javelin. The whole country is still celebrating that, & emotional bonding with his surprised by his achievement that requires great courage, skill, or strength and his quality of having a modest. He spoke about his achievement, his dreams and his failure, his journey through the roller coaster way and the fame he has come across. Every athlete dreams of winning an Olympic gold medal in his life & he has achieved it.
An Indian track and field athlete who belongs to the Indian state of Haryana. He is the first track and field athlete to win an Olympic gold medal for India. He is also the second Indian to win an Olympic medal for India after British-Indian athlete and actor Norman Pritchard.
In the 2016 IAAF World U20 Championships, He achieved a world under-20 record of 86.48 m. Entered 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 at the 2020 Summer Olympics, he won the gold medal on 7th August 2021 with a throw of 87.58m in his second attempt. He is one of only two Indians who have won an individual Olympic gold medal along with Indian businessman and retired sport shooter Abhinav Bindra.
|Real Name||Neeraj Chopra|
|Birth Place||Khandra village, Panipat district, Haryana, India|
|Date of Birth||24th December 1997.|
|Source of Income||Professional javelin thrower & Brand Endorsement.|
|Age||23 years. (As of 2021).|
|Father’s name||Satish Kumar.|
|Mother’s name||Saroj Devi|
|Siblings||Sister- Sangeeta and Sarita|
|College||DAV College in Chandigarh.|
|University||Lovely Professional University in Jalandhar, Punjab.|
|Educational qualification||Currently pursuing a Bachelor of Arts.|
|Height||5 feet 11 inches /178 Cm.|
|Weight||86 Kg / 189 Lbs.|
|Profession||Professional javelin thrower|
|Olympic debut||2020 Summer Olympics Tokyo.|
|Achievements|| Arjuna Award – 2018.|
Vishisht Seva Medal (VSM) – 2020.
|Monthly Income||10 Lakhs + ( $ 13,970)|
|Yearly Income||1 Crore + ( $ 134,669)|
|Net Worth||$ 1.5 million (Rs 11.13 Cr)|
|Last Updated||August 2021.|
He was born on 24th December 1997, in Khandra village, Panipat district, in the Indian state of Haryana. His father’s name is Satish Kumar & mother’s name is Saroj Devi. His family belongs to Haryanavi agricultural family. He has two sisters named Sangeeta and Sarita. He becomes graduate from Dayanand Anglo-Vedic College in Chandigarh, Punjab. He is currently studying for a Bachelor of Arts from Lovely Professional University in Jalandhar, Punjab.
His father enrolled him in a gymnasium at Madlauda, a township near Panipat District. Later on, he was enrolled in a gym in Panipat. During that period he also visited the nearby Panipat Sports Authority of India centre. where he comes into touch with javelin thrower Jaiveer Choudhary who recognized his talent. He observed his ability to achieve a 40-metre throw without training and was impressed by his drive, who later on became his first coach.
After training under him for a year, the thirteen-year-old was admitted to the Tau Devi Lal Sports Complex in Panchkula. There he also achieved throws of around 55 metres. He soon increased his range and won the 2012 junior nationals in Lucknow by achieving a new national record throw of 68.40 metres. The next year, he entered his first international competition, the World Youth Championships in Ukraine.
He achieved his first throw of over 70 metres at the 2014 senior nationals. After this world record, he throws in the junior category of 81.04 metres in the 2015 All India Inter-University Athletics event. It was his first throw of over 80 metres. He won a gold medal at the 2016 South Asian Games with a throw of 84.23 m, where he equalled the Indian national record.
He won a gold medal in the 2016 IAAF World U20 Championships in Bydgoszcz, Poland and set a world junior record of 86.48 m. Impressed with his performance at the South Asian Games the Indian Army offered him a direct appointment as a Junior Commissioned Officer in the Rajputana Rifles with the rank of Naib Subedar.
In the 2017 Asian Athletics Championships, he won gold with a throw of 85.23 metres. He also becomes the first Indian to win the javelin throw at the Games.
In August 2018, he made his debut appearance at the Asian Games representing India at 2018 Asian Games, On 27th August, he threw a distance of 88.06 m to win gold in the Men’s javelin throw at the 2018 Asian Games and set a new Indian national record, bettering his previous record.
On 5th March 2021, he again broke his national record with a new throw of 88.07m, establishing him in a world-leading position. He started his international season of 2021 with a throw of 83.18 metres that earned him a gold medal at an event in Lisbon, Portugal.
He made his debut at the Olympics representing India at the 2020 Summer Olympics. On 4th August 2021, he was placed in Group A. He topped his group and qualified for the final in the men’s javelin throw with a throw of 86.65 metres. After Competing with more experienced and better-performing athletes, with German athlete Johannes Vetter he developed his skill with his coach Bartonietz.
He won the gold medal in the final on 7th August with a throw of 87.58 m and became the first Indian Olympian to win a gold medal in athletics. He also became the second Indian to win an individual Olympic gold medal after Abhinav Bindra, who won the gold medal in the men’s 10 m air rifle in the 2008 Summer Olympics. He dedicated his win to The Flying Sikh and was an Indian track and field sprinter Milkha Singh and retired Indian track and field athlete P. T. Usha.
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Rewards for winning the gold medal at the 2020 Tokyo Summer Olympics
$110,000 (Rs 81.70 Lacs) from the Government of India.
$840,000 (Rs 6.23 Cr) from the Government of Haryana, a Class-I state government appointment and a plot of land for an athletics centre.
$280,000 (Rs 2.07 Cr) from BYJU’S.
$280,000 (Rs 2.07 Cr) from the Government of Punjab.
$140,000 (Rs 1.03 Cr) from the Government of Manipur.
$140,000 (Rs 1.03 Cr) from the Board of Control for Cricket in India.
$140,000 (Rs 1.03 Cr) from Chennai Super Kings and a personalised jersey.
$35,000 (Rs 25.99 Lacs) from the Elan realty group, Gurugram.
$110,000 (Rs 81.70 Lacs) from the Indian Olympic Association.
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When was Neeraj Chopra born?
On the 24th of December, 1997.
Where was Neeraj Chopra born?
In Panipat, Haryana, India.
How old is Neeraj Chopra?
23 years. (As of 2021).
What is Neeraj Chopra’s personal best throw?
Who are Neeraj Chopra’s parents?
Satish Kumar and Saroj Devi.
When did Neeraj Chopra win his first Gold medal?
At the 2016 South Asian Games.
Where did Neeraj Chopra study?
DAV college in Haryana.
How long did Neeraj Chopra throw the Javelin on his way to winning the Gold at the Olympics?
87.58 meters to win the Gold medal at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.