Neeraj Chopra Biography, Medal, Gold in Olympics, Career, Physique – Neeraj Chopra VSM is an Indian track and field athlete who is reigning Olympic Champion in javelin throw, a feat which he achieved after winning the Gold medal during the 2020 Tokyo Olympics in the men’s javelin throw.
Neeraj Chopra Biography
- He was born on 24 December 1997 in Panipat, Haryana.
- Now he is 23 years old and he has won a lot of gold in Olympics.
- His Height is 178 cm or 6 ft. and his weight is 86 kg.
- He falls under the category of track and field and is ranked at 4.
- His coach’s name is Uwe Hohn.
- He is still unmarried and His father’s name is Satish Kumar and his mother’s name is Saroj Devi.
- His Education is from is DAV College.
- Neeraj Chopra is the first Indian athlete to win the world title in track and field U-20.
Neeraj Chopra Biography, Medal, Gold in Olympics, Prize Money & Job
|Mother’s Name||Saroj Devi|
|Father’s Name||Satish Kumar|
|Height||178 CM / 6 ft|
|Olympic Medals||1 Gold Medal|
|Best Throw record||88.1 Meters|
|Job||Subedar in India Army|
Neeraj Chopra Medal : Gold Medal
- He got the gold medal in the National Junior Championship in 2021.
- Silver Medal in National Youth Championship 2013.
- Won Silver Medal in Asian Junior Championship 2017 and Gold Medal in Assign Athletics Championship 2017.
- He has won Gold Medal in Asian Games 2018.
- He was also nominated for the Major Dhyan Chand Khel Ratna Award .
- He also won the Arjuna Award in 2018.
- He has also set the Indian National Record of 88.07.
Neeraj Chopra Family & Career
- Neeraj Chopra is a resident of Panipat in Haryana.
- His father is a farmer of Satish Kumar and he cultivates in his small village Khandra.
- Neeraj has two sisters and his mother is a housewife.
- From the age of 11, his interest in the javelin was due to Jai Chaudhary because he used to practice at Panipat Stadium and Neerja was attracted to this game just after seeing him.
- Jaiveer has represented Haryana in Javelin Athlete.
- At the age of 11, Neeraj’s weight was 80 kg and he used to go to Panipat Stadium to lose weight.
- During that time he got acquainted with Javelin.
Neeraj Chopra And Other Tokyo Olympics Medal Winners List 2021
|Javelin throw||Neeraj Chopra||Gold|
|Wrestling (57 KG)||Ravi Kumar Dahiya||Silver|
|Weight Lifting (49 Kg Women)||Mirabai Chanu||Silver|
|Women’s Singles Badminton||PV Sindhu||Bronze|
|Women’s Welterweight Boxing||Lovlina Borgohain||Bronze|
|Hockey||Indian Hockey Team||Bronze|
|Wrestling (65 Kg)||Bajarang Punia||Bronze|
Neeraj Chopra Prize Money:
List of cash rewards won by the golden boy since his historic feat at Tokyo Olympics 2020. Here is the list of rewards Neeraj Chopra achieved post his heroic achievement:
- Haryana Government has announced a cash reward of INR 6 crore for the athlete along with a class I category state government job.
- Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh has announced a cash reward of INR 2 crore for Chopra.
- Manipur Chief Minister N Biren Singh And his cabinet has decided to extend a reward of INR 1 crore to Neeraj.
- Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) also announced a cash reward of INR 1 crore for the Olympic gold medallist.
- Indian Premier League, Chennai Super Kings, announced a reward of INR 1 crore for Neeraj Chopra.
- Indian airline IndiGo offerered unlimited free travel to the javelin thrower for a period of one year.
- Neeraj will get a SUV XUV700 from businessman Anand Mahindra as a gift.