Neeraj Chopra created history in Tokyo Olympics. The gold medal that everyone needed for a long time, today Neeraj Chopra has fulfilled that hope in Javelin Throw. Performing brilliantly, Neeraj beat all the players and won the gold medal.
Neeraj continued his dominance in the final and threw the Javelin 87 meters away in the very first throw. After this, improving his performance in the second throw, he threw the Javelin more than 87 meters away. Now, in the end, he has won the gold medal, beating everyone.
India’s Top Javelin Thrower Neeraj Chopra
Neeraj Chopra Early Life and Education
Neeraj Chopra is from Haryana State Of India. Neeraj was born on 24 December 1997 in a small farmer’s house in Khandra village of Panipat district of Haryana. Neeraj did his studies from Chandigarh. Neeraj has won 6 medals at the international level. Neeraj won gold in the 2016 IAAF World U-20 Championship in Poland by throwing 86.48 meters of Javelin, after which he was appointed as a junior commissioned officer in the army.
After getting the army job, Neeraj said in an interview, “My father is a farmer and mother is a housewife, and I live in a joint family. No one in my family has a government job. That’s why everyone is happy for me. ” He had further said, “Now I can continue my training as well as help my family financially.”
Neeraj Chopra Breaking Own National Record
In the Asian Games held in Jakarta, Indonesia, in 2018, Neeraj won the gold medal with a throw of 88.06 meters. Neeraj is the first Indian who has won gold in Asian Games. In the history of the Asian Games, India has got only two medals in javelin throw so far. Before Neeraj, Gurtej Singh won the bronze medal in 1982.
Neeraj succumbed to a shoulder injury after performing brilliantly in the Asian Games and Commonwealth Games in 2018. Because of this, he stayed away from the game for a long time. 2019 was even worse for him, and after that, many events got canceled due to Corona. After this, Neeraj broke his national record by throwing 88.07 meters in the Indian Grand Prix held in March this year. This was Neeraj’s best performance so far.
Neeraj Chopra A Born Athlete
23-year-old Neeraj Anju is the second Indian after Bobby George to win gold in a World Level Athletics Championship. He won gold in IAAF World U-20. In 2016, he won gold in the South Asian Games with a throw of 82.23 meters. After this, in 2017, he also won the gold medal in the Asian Athletics Championship with a throw of 85.23 meters.
Neeraj Chopra Trip to Tokyo
Neeraj Chopra had secured an Olympic ticket through the Central North East Meeting Athletics Championship held in South Africa last year. He achieved this feat by throwing 87.86m Javelin, crossing the mandatory qualification mark of 85m. He continued his best performance in every round, and the result was that he has now won the gold medal.
Neeraj Chopra Recent performance
Neeraj Chopra set a new national record in the Indian Grand Prix held in Patiala in March this year by throwing the Javelin for a record 88.07m. He then managed to win a gold medal in the Meeting Cidade de Lisboa tournament held in Lisbon in June. His best throw among the five Portuguese participants in this tournament was 83.18 meters, enough to win the gold medal.
Neeraj Chopra measured this distance in the sixth and last attempt. Leandro Ramos came second with a throw of 72.46m, while Francisco Fernandes came third with 57.25m.
Neeraj Chopra Debutant in Olympics
Haryana’s Neeraj Chopra has become the first athlete to win a medal for the country in athletics at the Tokyo Olympics. He won the gold medal in the final by throwing 87.58m Javelin. This is his first Olympics. Earlier, he stood first in Pool A qualification with a throw of 86.65m. His personal best throw is (88.07m).
Neeraj Chopra The Rio Setback
Neeraj had set a junior world record in 2016, yet he could not qualify for the Rio Olympics. Neeraj had set this record on 23 July, while the last date to qualify for Rio was 23 July.
Neeraj Chopra Achievements
Neeraj has won medals in 6 major tournaments at the international level. He has won Gold Medal in Jakarta Asian Memes in 2018, Gold Coast Commonwealth Games, Asian Championships in 2017, South Asian Games in 2016, Junior World Championship in 2016. Whereas in 2016, he won the silver medal in the Junior Asian Championship.
Neeraj, who won gold in the final of Javelin Throw, came suddenly in this game. He left the gym and started throwing Javelin. His uncle Bhim Chopra said that Neeraj was not physically fit initially, so he used to go to the gym. There was a stadium near the gym, so he used to go there for a walk many times.
After the world record, the army appointed Neeraj to the post of Naib Subedar, giving him the post of Junior Commissioned Officer. After that, she did not look back and won gold medals in the 2018 Asian Games and Commonwealth Games.