Neeraj Chopra is an Olympic champion! From humble beginnings in Panipat to Tokyo 2020 gold medal

128 years. India has waited that a few years for an particular person Olympic medalist in monitor and subject. The wait lastly ended on Saturday when Neeraj Chopra scripted historical past, profitable the Gold medal in the Mens’ Javelin occasion on the Tokyo Olympics.

Neeraj Chopra grew to become solely the 2nd Indian athlete after Abhinav Bindra to win an particular person Gold medal on the Olympic Games. Bindra had finished so on the 2008 Beijing Olympics, ending on the highest step of the rostrum in the 19m Air Rifle taking pictures occasion.

The Indian contingent on the National Stadium roared in delight, billions again house rejoiced and there have been tears of pleasure again in his hometown.


Neeraj Chopra blew away the Men’s Javelin subject that had among the greatest names. The 23-year-old received the Gold medal with a greatest throw of 87.58m on a day when his biggest-rival Johannes Vetter blew chilly and crashed out of the ultimate even with out qualifying among the many prime 8.

Neeraj Chopra didn’t even match his private better of 88.06m but it surely was sufficient to script historical past.

Event: Men’s Javelin Throw
Date of Birth: December 24, 1997
Home location: Panipat, Haryana
Training Base: SAI NSNIS Patiala
Current Training Base: Uppsala, Sweden
Personal Coach:
National Coach: Dr. Klaus Bartoneitz
– Gold Medal, Asian Games 2018
– Gold Medal, Commonwealth Games 2018
– Gold Medal, Asian Athletics Championships 2017
– Gold Medal, World U-20 Athletics Championships 2016
– Gold Medal, South Asian Games 2016
– Silver Medal, Asian Junior Championships 2016
– Current National Record Holder (88.07m 2021)
– Current World Junior Record Holder (86.48m 2016)

Key Govt. Interventions
– Visa Support Letter for coaching and competitors in Europe
– Financial help in direction of procurement of sports activities gear and restoration gear
– Hiring of bio-mechanist skilled cum coach for his coaching at National Coaching Camp and Foreign Exposure
– Injury administration and rehabilitation together with Federation and NGO
– Financial help in direction of 26 International Competitions in the present Olympic Cycle

Background: An chubby 12-year-old boy from Haryana’s Khandra village, who was persistently persuaded by his relations to take up sports activities. He finally gave in to all of the badgering and started coaching on the Shivaji Stadium in Panipat.

That was till he noticed a number of seniors throwing javelins on the stadium and determined to attempt his luck at javelin throw. Fortunately for him, that sport really captured his fancy as he started coaching rigorously to get into higher form. He grew up to change into India’s first ever javelin thrower to win a gold medal on the 2018 Commonwealth Games and 2018 Asian Games.

Funding (2016 publish Rio – current)


52,65,388 approx. 1,29,26,590 approx. 1,81,91,978 approx.

Details of Coaches:
a) Grassroot Level:Mr. Jai Chaudhary
b) Development Level: Late Mr. Garry Calvert and Mr. Uwe Hohn
c) Elite Level:Dr. Klaus Bartoneitz


Born on December 24, 1997, Neeraj Chopra is an Indian monitor and subject athlete and a javelin thrower, hailing from Panipat. He is the primary Indian athlete to clinch gold on the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) World U-20 Athletics Championship in Poland in 2016, setting a world junior report. He is additionally the primary Indian athlete to prime the qualification in the boys’s javelin throw along with his first try of 86.65 meters in Group A on the Tokyo Olympics 2020.

A Junior Commissioned Officer of the Indian Army, Chopra accomplished his training from DAV College, Chandigarh. His official Twitter deal with is @Neeraj_chopra1 and the identify of his official Facebook web page is Neeraj Chopra. He is additionally lively on Instagram and the username of his official deal with is neeraj____chopra.

He drew inspiration from Jan Zelezny, a retired Czech monitor and subject athlete and gained public consideration when he received the Commonwealth Games Javelin gold with the very best throw of 86.47 meters. With a throw of 87.43 meters, he broke the nationwide report on the Doha Diamond League in 2018.

He established a brand new Indian nationwide report of 88.06 meters when he bagged a gold medal on the 2018 Asian Games in Jakarta and broke previous his nationwide report, setting the brand new one at 88.07 meters in 2021.

The star javelin thrower additionally clinched gold on the Coast Commonwealth Games in Australia, the Savo Games in Finland and the Soteville Athletics Meet in France. He is at present being coached by Klaus Bartonietz, a German biomechanics skilled. He was conferred with the celebrated Arjuna Award after he received gold in the Gold Coast Commonwealth in 2018.

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