Born in 1997 in the small Khandra village in Haryana, he started training in 2011, initially without a coach. Due to the dearth of coaching personnel, he trained for a time watching videos of Jan Zelezny, a triple Olympic Gold Medallist and aping them.
Just a year after he started training with a coach, Neeraj set a national junior record in Lucknow in 2012. He has continued winning medals and setting records at various national and international events.
Neeraj won gold at 2016 IAAF World U20 Championships in Bydgoszcz, Poland, setting a junior world record in the process.
In 2017, he won gold at the Asian Athletic Champtionships with a throw of 85.23 meters.
At 19, he still has a long career ahead of him, and the country can hope for many more records and medals.
|IAAF World U20 Championships||Asian Grand Prix - Leg 2|
|Bydgoszcz 2016||Jinhua 2017|
|Commonwealth Games||Asian Grand Prix - Leg 1|
|Gold Coast 2018||Jiaxing 2017|
|Asian Games||Asian Grand Prix 3|
|Jakarta 2018||Taipei 2017|
|21st Federation Cup National Sr Athletics Championship|
|2016||86.48||Bydgoszcz (Stadion Zawisza)|
|Javelin Throw (700g)|