Neeraj Chopra Biography| Javelin Thrower, Tokyo Olympics 2021 Gold Medalist

Yesterday, India basked in the glory of Neeraj Chopra. Neeraj Chopra is an Indian Javelin Thrower. He recently represented India in Tokyo Olympics 2021 and won a gold medal with his brilliant javelin throw. In the final, he set the record in his first attempt by throwing 87.58 meters, which no one could chase. Let’s know in detail about this proud player.

Neeraj Chopra Biography

NameNeeraj Chopra
Birthday24th December 1997
Place of BirthPanipat, Haryana
Age & Height23 Years, 5ft 11 inches
Mother’s NameSaroj Devi
Father’s NameSatish Kumar
Net WorthApprox. $5 Million
CoachUwe Hohn
World Ranking4th Position
GameJavelin Throw
CasteHindu Maratha

Birth & Family

Indian Javelin thrower and gold medal winner Neeraj Chopra was born on 24th December 1997 in the Panipat district of Haryana. His father, Mr. Satish Kumar, is a farmer, while his mother, Mrs. Saroj Chopra, is a housewife. He is the eldest of all five siblings. He has two sisters.


Top Indian Javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra completed his primary education in Haryana. After that, he graduated with a BBA degree.


German Javelin thrower from Germany, Uwe Hohn, is the coach of Neeraj. Under his guidance, Neeraj could win India the Gold Medal.

Age And Personal Life

Javelin throw Gold Medalist Neeraj Chopra is 23 Years old. He is unmarried and wants to focus currently only on his career. He started his journey of Javelin throw at the young age of 11 years. To strengthen his training, Neeraj broke the records in 2016, which profited him enormously in his career. In his journey of practicing javelin throw, Neeraj first bought a javelin worth Rs. 7000 in 2014. Then to represent internationally, he purchased a javelin worth Rs. 100000 for practice. In 2017, Neeraj won the match by throwing the javelin at a recorded distance of 50.23 meters. In this year, 2021, he also participated in the IAAF Diamond League event, in which he scored 7th position. Lastly, he started vigorous training with his coach Uwe Hohn, made the record in Javelin throw in Tokyo Olympics 2021, and won a gold medal.

Neeraj Chopra Records

  • In 2012, Neeraj won the gold medal in Lucknow Under 16 Junior Championship in the javelin throw at a recorded distance of 68.46 meters.
  • In 2013, he scored second position in National Youth Championship.
  • In 2015, he won the age group record to his name by throwing 81.04 meters in Inter-University Championship.
  • In 2016, he won Gold Medal in Junior World Championship by throwing 86.48 meters and made a new record.
  • In the 2016 South Asian Games, Neeraj won Gold in the first round by throwing 82.23 meters.
  • In the 2018 Gold Coast Common Wealth Games, Neeraj won one more Gold Medal by throwing 86.47 meters.
  • In the 2018 Jakarta games, Neeraj won India one more Gold medal by javelin throw at 88.06 meters.
  • Neeraj Chopra is the first Indian Gold Medalist in Asian Games. Apart from this, he is the second Gold winner in Asian Games and Common Wealth Games in the same year. Before him, Milkha Singh won such a record to his name in 1958.

World Ranking

He is at the 4th position in Javelin’s throw. Apart from this, he has won many medals and records to his name.

Salary And Net Worth

Currently, Neeraj Chopra is a part of the JSW Sports Team. He is the brand ambassador of the famous sports drink Gatorade. His net worth is approximately $5 Million. There is no information available for his salary. Though, he has earned a hefty amount through his winnings.

Neeraj Chopra Awards And Medals

2012National Junior Championship Gold Medal
2013National Youth Championship Silver Medal
20163rd World Junior Award
2016Asian Junior Championship Silver Medal
2017Asian Athletics Championship Gold Medal
2018Asian Games Championship Gold Medal
2018Arjun Award

Army Officer

Neeraj Chopra was a Subedar in the Indian Army before becoming an athlete. At that time he was only 19 years old. At such a young age he used to practice Rajputana Rifles

Neeraj Chopra Name In History

  • India has won the Gold Medal for the first time in history for Javelin Throw.
  • In 2008, Abhinav Bindra won Gold Medal for India in Shooting. After 13 years, Neeraj Chopra became the second Indian for winning Gold for India in Javelin throw.
  • He has become the first Athlete to win India Gold in Track And Field Event.

Neeraj Chopra Rewards

Due to his outstanding performance in javelin throw, and winning India the Gold Medal, Prime Minister Mr. Narendra Modi and the government of various states have declared the following rewards for his winning-

  • The Government of Haryana has declared a cash price of Rs. 6 Crore to offer Chopra. Along with this, he would be getting a Government job and land at half the price.
  • Punjab Government has declared to offer cash price of Rs. 2 Crores to him.
  • Neeraj Chopra will get a cash price of Rs. 1 Lac from Gorakhpur Municipal Corporation.
  • BCCI has declared to give cash price of Rs. 1 Crore to Tokyo Olimpics Gold Medalist Neeraj Chopra.
  • Indigo Air Company has declared to offer free travel to Neeraj Chopra for 1 year.

Through his outstanding performance in Tokyo Olympics 2021, Neeraj Chopra has basked the Indian glory and we are proud of him.

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