Neeraj Chopra is the rising star of India who won a gold medal at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics after 121 years as an individual athlete.
With his talent and skills on track and field, he is ranked in the second position in the World Athletics for Men’s Javelin Throw.
Not only a professional athlete but, this young man has also been a part of the Indian Army who served as a Junior Commissioned Officer.
At this young age, Neeraj has achieved numerous world records and won world championships.
So, today we will be discussing the deep biography of Neeraj Chopra, starting with his quick facts.
Quick Facts: Neeraj Chopra
|Celebrated Name||Neeraj Chopra|
|Age||23 Years Old|
|Birth Name||Neeraj Chopra|
|Date of Birth||December 24, 1997|
|Profession||Athlete, Track and Field|
|Place of Birth||Panipat, Haryana, India|
|Marital Status||Not Married|
|Height||6 Feet 0 inches, i.e., 182cm|
|Weight||86kg, i.e., 189 pounds|
|Net Worth||$1 Million to $5 Million|
|Education||Dayanand Anglo-Vedic College|
Lovely Professional University
|Other Career||Indian Army|
|Social Media of Chopra||Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter|
Early Life and Family of Neeraj Chopra
Proud Indian who was able to grab his first gold medal at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, Neeraj Chopra was born on December 24, 1997.
Chopra was born in a beautiful Indian village at Khandra, Panipat district, Haryana, India.
Neeraj was born into a middle-class family who could only afford their basic needs. Well, this athlete was born to Satish Kumar, father, and Saroj Devi, mother.
The family belongs to the Asian ethnic groups while holds the nationality of India. During his childhood, he used to work on farms along with his two sisters.
Moving towards his education, Neeraj received his education from Dayanand Anglo-Vedic College in Chandigarh.
Similarly, as of current, this gold medalist is studying Arts at Lovely Professional University in Jalandhar, Punjab.
How old is Neeraj Chopra? Age and Body Measurements
Neeraj Chopra, one of the trending athletes of India, is currently living in his early 20’s, i.e., 23 years of age.
Chopra celebrates his birthday on the 24th of December and falls under the zodiac sign of Capricorn which represents his personality as self-controlled, hardworking, and determined.
Moving towards his body appearance, Chopra as an athlete has an impressive body physique which was possible through his everyday workout and army training.
So, this athlete stands tall with a body height of 6 feet, i.e., 182cm. Likewise, Neeraj has maintained his body weight as per his physique of 86kg, i.e., 189 pounds.
Furthermore, this Olympic gold medalist is blessed with a pair of brown eyes and black hair color.
Early Career of Neeraj Chopra
Neeraj began his career at an early age which is why at the age of 23, he got the opportunity to participate in the 2020 Tokyo Summer Olympics to win the gold medal.
Chopra’s talent for javelin throw was discovered by Jaiveer Courhdary, who then trained him at the professional level.
He began training at Tau Devi Lal Sports Complex in Panchkula, where he was then trained by coach Naseem Ahmad to improve his long-distance throw.
Neeraj made his first appearance as a professional javelin thrower in Lucknow, where he won 2012 junior nationals with 68.40 meters throw.
Similarly, Chopra also won the 2014 international competition with a silver medal at the Youth Olympics Qualification in Bangkok.
Again, in the 2016 South Asian Games, he made an impressive throw of 84.23 meters, making his personal record of winning a gold medal.
Indian Army and Asian Athletics Championships
Looking at his athleticism and the progress of his career on international levels, Neeraj was offered the job of Junior Commissioned Officer by the Indian Army in Rajputana Rifles.
Similarly, during his competition in Asian Athletics Championship in 2017, he won another gold medal with a throw of 85.23 meters.
The following year in May 2018, he won yet another gold medal at the Doha Diamond League with his new record of 87.43 meters.
2020 Tokyo Olympics
Neeraj Chopra got qualified in the 2020 Tokyo Summer Olympics with a throw of 85 meters. He made his Olympics debut on the 4th of August, 2021, representing team India.
Chopra was set to group A where he came at the top position with a final throw of 86.65 meters.
Similarly, this 23-year-old Indian Javelin thrower won his first-ever gold medal in Olympics with a massive throw of 87.58 meters.
With the gold medal, he also became the first Indian Olympic to win a gold medal after 121 years as an athletics.
Personal Life of Neeraj Chopra
Neeraj, the proud hero of India, is currently living a single life that is busy focusing on his athletic career.
Well, there are several rumors that whether Neeraj Chopra is having a love affair or not.
He also replied that he currently isn’t having any love relationship and want to focus only on his career.
How much is Neeraj Chopra’s Net Worth?
Already a successful athlete who proved himself worth an Olympic gold medalist, Neeraj is yet to receive Rs. 1 crore by the BCCI head.
Similarly, after his gold medal, to reward him, CM of Haryana decided to give Rs. 6 crores with a high post Governmental job.
Well, as of 2021, Neeraj has a total estimated net worth of around $1 Million to $5 Million.
Besides his athletic income, he also makes more from brand endorsements. Neeraj owns a Harley Davidson motorcycle.
Social Media Presence
Neeraj is an active social media user who is active on multiple social media platforms such as Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook.
Since his achievement at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, he is getting tons of fan followings every day.
He is often active on his Instagram account, where he posts his photos of training and javeling throw frequently.
Instagram: 3.5 Million Followers
Twitter: 456.6K Followers
Facebook: 394K Followers