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Neeraj Chopra

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Neeraj Chopra Of India(Javelin).jpgPersonal informationNationalityIndianBorn (1997-12-24) 24 December 1997 (age 22)
Panipat, Haryana, IndiaEducationDAV College, ChandigarhSportCountry IndiaSportTrack and fieldEvent(s)Javelin throwCoached byUwe HohnAchievements and titlesPersonal best(s)88.06 (Asian Games 2018) NRUpdated on 27 August 2018.Men’s Javelin throwRepresenting  IndiaAsian GamesGold medal – first place2018 JakartaJavelin throwCommonwealth GamesGold medal – first place2018 Gold Coast Javelin throwAsian ChampionshipsGold medal – first place2017 BhubaneshwarJavelin throwSouth Asian GamesGold medal – first place2016 Guwahati/Shillong Javelin throwWorld Junior ChampionshipsGold medal – first place2016 Bydgoszcz Javelin throw

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Neeraj Chopra (born 24 December 1997) 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.

Neeraj Chopra Early life

Chopra hails from Khandra village, Panipat district, Haryana. He had his education from DAV College, Chandigarh.

Neeraj is a Junior Commissioned Officer of the Indian Army with the rank of Naib Subedar in 2016.

Neeraj Chopra Career

Neeraj won a gold medal at the 2016 South Asian Games with a throw of 82.23 m, where he equalled the Indian national record.

He won a gold medal in 2016 IAAF World U20 Championships in Bydgoszcz, Poland. He also set a world junior record. Despite these performances, he failed to qualify for the 2016 Summer Olympics as the cut off date was 11 July.

Neeraj won another gold medal in Asian Athletic championships 2017 with a throw of 85.23 meters.

Neeraj Chopra registered a season best effort of 86.47 meters in men’s javelin throw at 2018 Commonwealth Games (CWG). With that, Chopra not only joined an elite list of Indian athletes to win a gold medal on their Commonwealth Games debut, but also became the first Indian to triumph in Javelin Throw at CWG.

In May 2018, he again broke the national record at the Doha Diamond League with a throw of 87.43 meters.

He is currently coached by Uwe Hohn.

On 27 August 2018, Neeraj 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 own previous record.

Neeraj Chopra International competitions

YearCompetitionVenuePositionEventNotes
Representing  India
2013World Youth ChampionshipsDonetsk, Ukraine19th (q)Javelin throw (700 g)66.75 m
2015Asian ChampionshipsWuhan, China9thJavelin throw70.50 m
20162016 South Asian GamesGuwahati, IndiaJavelin throw82.23 m
Asian Junior ChampionshipsHo Chi Minh City, Vietnam2nd place, silver medalist(s)Javelin throw77.60 m
World U20 ChampionshipsBydgoszcz, Poland Javelin throw86.48 m
2017Asian Grand Prix SeriesJinhua, China2nd place, silver medalist(s)Javelin throw82.11 m
Jiaxing, China2nd place, silver medalist(s)83.32 m
Taipei, Taiwan3rd place, bronze medalist(s)79.90 m
Asian ChampionshipsBhubaneswar, IndiaJavelin throw85.23 m
IAAF Diamond LeagueParis, France7th
(10 pts)
Javelin throw84.67 m
Fontvieille, Monaco78.92 m
Zurich, Switzerland83.80 m
World ChampionshipsLondon, United Kingdom15th (q)Javelin throw82.26 m
2018Offenburg Speerwurf MeetingOffenburg, Germany2nd place, silver medalist(s)Javelin throw82.80 m
Commonwealth GamesGold Coast, AustraliaJavelin throw86.47 m
IAAF Diamond LeagueDoha, Qatar4th
(17 pts)
Javelin throw87.43 m
Eugene, Oregon, USA80.81 m
Rabat, Morocco83.32 m
Zurich, Switzerland85.73 m
Sotteville Athletics MeetSotteville-lès-Rouen, FranceJavelin throw85.17 m
Savo GamesLapinlahdella, FinlandJavelin throw85.69 m
Asian GamesJakarta and Palembang, Indonesia Javelin throw88.06 m
2020Athletics Central North EastPotchefstroom, South AfricaOlympics quotaJavelin throw87.86

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