Athletics federation of India

Neeraj Chopra



Born 24 Dec 1997 Age 19
Birth Place Panipat Gender Male

Javelin Throw

Neeraj's father Satish Kumar, who is a farmer and owns one and half acres of land, encouraged his advent into athletics and there was no looking back after that.

Neeraj has two sisters and three brothers and was raised in a joint family of eight children. Despite massive financial crunch, Neeraj's father made sure the youngster completes his education. Neeraj did his schooling from the Indian Public School in Madlauda and now is pursuing his graduation from DAV College, Sector 10 in Chandigarh.

India's lone world record holder athlete -- javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra -- has joined the Army and feels the satisfaction of being able to financially support his farmer father will enhance his performance.

Chopra, who holds the junior world record in javelin throw, has been appointed a Junior Commissioned Officer by the Indian Army.

Chopra hurled the spear to 86.48m to set a new junior world record en route the gold medal at the 2016 IAAF World U-20 Championships in Bydgoszcz, Poland.

His effort was better than the bronze-winning throw at the Rio Olympics 85.38m by Keshorn Walcott of Trinidad and Tobago.

Discipline Rank Result Date Location Event
Javelin Throw319.90M30-04-2017Chinese TaipeiAsian Grand Prix - Leg 3
Javelin Throw283.32M27-04-2017JinhuaAsian Grand Prix - Leg 2
Javelin Throw282.11M24-04-2017JiaxingAsian Grand Prix - Leg 1
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