Neeraj Chopra (born 24 December 1997) is an Indian track and field athlete, who competes in the javelin throw. He represented India at the 2018 Asian Games where he won a gold medal, setting the national record of 88.06 m, and at the 2018 Commonwealth Games where he also clinched the gold medal. He was the 2016 IAAF World U20 champion and set the world junior record of 86.48 m at the U20 championships. Chopra was selected as the flag-bearer at the opening ceremony for India at the 2018 Asian Games, which marked his first Asian Games appearance. He also represents India at the IAAF Diamond League.
|Born||24 December 1997|
Panipat, Haryana, India
|Education||DAV College, Chandigarh|
|Sport||Track and field|
|Coached by||Uwe Hohn|
|Achievements and titles|
|Personal best(s)||88.06 (Asian Games 2018) NR|
|Updated on 27 August 2018.|
He won a gold medal in 2016 IAAF World U20 Championships in Bydgoszcz, Poland. He also set a world junior record. Despite these performances, he failed to qualify for the 2016 Summer Olympics as the cut off date was 11 July.
Neeraj Chopra registered a season best effort of 86.47 meters in men's javelin throw at 2018 Commonwealth Games (CWG). With that, Chopra not only joined an elite list of Indian athletes to win a gold medal on their Commonwealth Games debut, but also became the first Indian to triumph in Javelin Throw at CWG.
|2013||World Youth Championships||Donetsk, Ukraine||19th (q)||Javelin throw (700 g)||66.75 m|
|2015||Asian Championships||Wuhan, China||9th||Javelin throw||70.50 m|
|2016||2016 South Asian Games||Guwahati, India||Javelin throw||82.23 m|
|Asian Junior Championships||Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam||Javelin throw||77.60 m|
|World U20 Championships||Bydgoszcz, Poland||WJR||Javelin throw||86.48 m|
|2017||Asian Grand Prix Series||Jinhua, China||Javelin throw||82.11 m|
|Jiaxing, China||83.32 m|
|Taipei, Taiwan||79.90 m|
|Asian Championships||Bhubaneswar, India||Javelin throw||85.23 m|
|IAAF Diamond League||Paris, France||7th
|Javelin throw||84.67 m|
|Fontvieille, Monaco||78.92 m|
|Zurich, Switzerland||83.80 m|
|World Championships||London, United Kingdom||15th (q)||Javelin throw||82.26 m|
|2018||Offenburg Speerwurf Meeting||Offenburg, Germany||Javelin throw||82.80 m|
|Commonwealth Games||Gold Coast, Australia||Javelin throw||86.47 m|
|IAAF Diamond League||Doha, Qatar||4th
|Javelin throw||87.43 m|
|Eugene, Oregon, USA||80.81 m|
|Rabat, Morocco||83.32 m|
|Zurich, Switzerland||85.73 m|
|Sotteville Athletics Meet||Sotteville-lès-Rouen, France||Javelin throw||85.17 m |
|Savo Games||Lapinlahdella, Finland||Javelin throw||85.69 m |
|Asian Games||Jakarta and Palembang, Indonesia||NR||Javelin throw||88.06 m|
|2020||Athletics Central North East||Potchefstroom, South Africa||Olympics quota||Javelin throw||87.86 m |
- NR−National Records
- WJR−World U20 Junior Records
- q−Qualification round
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