Neeraj Chopra is an Indian athlete. He was born on 24 December 1997 in Panipat, Haryana. His zodiac sign is Capricorn. His father’s name is Satish Kumar, and his mother’s name is Saroj Devi. He competes in track and field events. 

Neeraj Chopra is unmarried. 

Neeraj Chopra’s favourites

His hobbies include travelling and listening to music, 

His favourite athlete is Jan Zelezny; he is a retired Czech track and field athlete. 

His favourite politician is Prime Minister Narendra Modi. 

Interesting facts about Neeraj Chopra

Neeraj began his training at the Sports Authority of India centre at the Tau Devi Lal Stadium, Panchkula.

From 2011 to 2015, he trained himself as a javelin thrower. 

Setting Junior World Record

In 2016, Neeraj Chopra set a junior world record and won the gold medal at the IAAF World Under-20 Athletics Championships in Bydgoszcz, Poland.

The same year, he failed to qualify for the 2016 Summer Olympics. 

Neeraj received 3 months of training from a German coach, Werner Daniel. 

Commonwealth Game win

At 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games, Neeraj became the first Indian to clinch a gold medal in javelin throw at the Commonwealth Games. He also made the record of being the fourth Indian to win a Commonwealth gold medal in the track and field category, after Milkha Singh, Krishna Poonia, and Vikas Gowda. 

In an interview, Neeraj shared that he gained inspiration by watching the games of renowned athlete, Jan Zelezny. 

Gold at the Olympics

In the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, Neeraj Chopra made history by winning a gold medal with a javelin throw of 87.58 metres. After this win, he became the second Indian to win a gold in an individual Olympic event. 

In the year 2022, Neeraj Chopra was honoured with the Padma Shri by the then President of India, Ram Nath Kovind. 

In 2023 Asian Games, Neeraj Chopra brought glory to his country by winning a gold in javelin throw.