NEERAJ CHOPRA

Gender: Male
Date of Birth: 24th December 1997
Place of Birth: Patiala, India
Discipline:: Javelin Throw Personal Best: Javelin Throw - 88.06m
Last Updated on: 2nd November

Biography

World Junior Record Holder in Javelin Throw

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.

 

Career Highlights

Gold MedalSilver Medal
GoldSilver
IAAF World U20 ChampionshipsAsian Grand Prix - Leg 2
Bydgoszcz 2016Jinhua 2017
Commonwealth GamesAsian Grand Prix - Leg 1
Gold Coast 2018Jiaxing 2017
Asian GamesAsian Grand Prix 3
Jakarta 2018Taipei 2017
 21st Federation Cup National Sr Athletics Championship
Patiala 2017

Statistics

Progression (meters)

Javelin Throw
PerformanceVenue
201888.08Jakarta
201785.63Patiala
201686.48Bydgoszcz (Stadion Zawisza)
201581.04Patiala
201470.19Patiala
Javelin Throw (700g)
PerformanceVenue
201476.5Vijayawada
201369.66Thiruvanathapuram
201268.46Lucknow

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