Neeraj Chopra is an Indian track and field athlete, who competes in the javelin throw. He represented India at the 2018 Asian Games where he won a gold medal, setting the national record of 88.06 m, and at the 2018 Commonwealth Games where he also clinched the gold medal. He was the 2016 IAAF World U20 champion and set the world junior record of 86.48 m at the U20 championships. Chopra was selected as the flag-bearer at the opening ceremony for India at the 2018 Asian Games, which marked his first Asian Games appearance. He also represents India at the IAAF Diamond League. After winning back-to-back CWG and Asian Games Gold medals in 2018, Chopra suffered an injury to his right elbow and had to undergo surgery in May 2019 causing him to miss the entire 2019 season. After undergoing an extensive rehabilitation process, Chopra returned to competitive action in style by throwing 87.86m at the ACNE League meeting in Potchefstroom, South Africa in January 2020.
|Sport:||Track and field|
|Coached by:||Uwe Hohn|
|Personal best(s):||88.06 (Asian Games 2018) NR|
|Instagram:||Neeraj Chopra's Instagram profile|
About Neeraj Chopra
Javelin thrower who has earned acclaim for his prolific international career, including as a gold medal winner at the 2017 Asian Championships. He later won the 2018 Commonwealth Games and Asian Games, where he set a new Indian national record for javelin throw.
He graduated with his bachelor's degree from DAV College, Chandigarh.
He has served as a junior commissioned officer in the Indian Army. He earned a gold medal at the 2016 South Asian Games.
His parents' names are Saroj and Satish.
He and Koji Murofushi have both won field events at the Asian Games.
Information related to Neeraj Chopra
- Indian male javelin throwers
- Commonwealth Games gold medallists for India
- Asian Games gold medalists for India