Last Updated: 23 Jun, 2022 | Views: 496
Profession: Sports Men
Other Profession(s): Track and Field Athlete
Higher Education: Graduation
Subedar Neeraj Chopra is the first track and field athlete to achieve Gold Medal for India at the Olympics. He is an Indian Javeline Thrower. Neeraj Chopra completed his education at David Anglo-Vedic College, Chandigarh, and his Bachelor of Arts from Lovely Professional University (LPU). He joined Gymnasium to reduce his weight, and later, he joined Gym at Panipat, where he recognized his potential and started his training under the Javeline Thrower Jaiveer Chaudhary. Recently, he received Param Vishist Seva Medal (PVSM).
In 2015: Chopra threw the Javeline 81.04 meters and broke the World record in the Junior Category at the All India Inter-University Athletics meet.
In 2016: He participated in Asian Junior Championships, which were held in Ho Chi Minh City.
In 2017: Chopra participated in Asian Championships, which were held in Bhubaneswar. He won gold for India.
In 2018: Neeraj Chopra participated in Asian Games and won gold.
In 2020: He participated in the Tokyo Olympic Games and won Gold for India.
Awards and Achievements
In 2021: He got the Major Dhyanchand Khel Ratna Award.
In 2022: Chopra received the fourth highest Civilian Award, Bharat Ratna.
Chopra became a junior commissioned officer (JCI) in the Indian Army.
Neeraj Chopra achieved seven Gold Medal for India in Javeline Throw, and Chopra got the second-ranked athlete internationally in the men's javelin throw for his performance in Tokyo.