Neeraj CHOPRA

India IND

Athletics

  • Year of Birth
    1997

Biography

Neeraj CHOPRA

India is renowned for its brilliant cricketers, hockey players, badminton players and shooters – but its track and field athletes have rarely made a huge mark on the sport internationally. 

Neeraj Chopra, however, is changing all that. The Panipat-born javelin thrower is a sensation.

He won the gold medal at the 2018 Asian Games in Jakarta, where he set a then new Indian national record of 88.06m, and was flag bearer at the opening ceremony. Neeraj Chopra has since broken his own record, throwing 88.07m at the Indian Grand Prix in 2021.

He also won gold at the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games, was 2016 IAAF World U20 champion, and set the world junior record, of 86.48m.