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Neeraj Chopra Javelin Throw, Olympics Gold Medal India, Height, Best Throw, Wife, Net Worth

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Neeraj Chopra is an Indian Track and Field athlete who participates in the Javelin throw event. He is a Junior Commissioned Officer (JCO) in the Indian Army.

Neeraj Chopra Olympics Gold Medal

Neeraj Chopra men’s javelin final winner, on his Olympic debut. He becomes the first Indian to win an athletics medal and only the second to win an individual medal.

Neeraj Chopra Javelin throw

The javelin throw is an old sport and even existed in the ancient Olympics. In this event, the javelin, a spear of 2.5 m in length, is thrown. After missing out the entire 2019 season with an elbow injury, Chopra returned to action in January 2020 and qualified for the Tokyo Olympics.

Neeraj Chopra News

Chopra won the Lisbon City Athletics Meet last month with a throw of 83.18 m. He is part of a 26-member team announced by the Athletics Federation of India to participate in the Tokyo Olympics.

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Height

Neeraj Chopra is 6 feet tall (184 cms).

Age

Chopra was born on 24 December 1997 in Panipat, Haryana, to Satish Kumar and Saroj Devi.

Age

23 years old
Height 6 feet
Weight 80 kgs
Hometown

Khandra Village, Panipat, Haryana

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Neeraj Chopra Highest throw

Year Competition Venue Mark Position
2016 South Asian Games Guwahati, India 82.23 1
2016 Asian Junior Championships Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam 77.60 2
2016 World U20 Championships Bydgoszcz, Poland 86.48 1
2017 Asian Championships Bhubaneshwar, India 85.23 1
2018 Commonwealth Games Gold Coast, Australia 86.47 1
2018 Asian Games Jakarta, Indonesia 88.06 1

Neeraj Chopra Best throw

He broke the World Junior record with an 86.02 m throw in Bydgoszcz, Poland at the World U20 Championships. His second-best throw of 87.86 m in Potchefstroom, South Africa, helped him qualify for his first Olympics. His best is 88.06 m, with which he clinched gold in the 2018 Asian games held at Jakarta and Palembang, Indonesia.

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Javelin Throw Record

Chopra set a national record of 88.06 m while representing India in the 2018 Asian games.


World Ranking

In 2018-19 he was ranked number four in the world.


Neeraj Chopra Wife

He is not married. He had allegedly dated Vinesh Phogat briefly.

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Neeraj Chopra Net Worth

Chopra’s estimated worth is between USD 1 million to USD 5 million. JSW sports manage him. He has appeared in several commercials, including sports drink Gatorade.


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