Neeraj Chopra

Neeraj Chopra

Date Of BirthDecember 24, 1997
Age22 years 3 months 10 days
Day of BirthWednesday
Place Of BirthKhandra, Panipat, Haryana, India
Zodiac SignCapricorn
ProfessionsAthletics , sports , Javelin throw
Name (Hindi) नीरज चोपड़ा

Personal Information
Languages Hindi , English
Complexionlight brown
Sexual Orientation Straight
Body Features & Measurements
Height184 CM
6 Feet 0 Inches
Eye color Black
Hair color Black
Weight80 KG
176 lbs
Family Information
Father Satish Kumar (farmer)
Mother Saroj Devi
Education Qualifications
Education (Graduation) DAV College in Chandigarh
Education(School) Indian Public School in Madlauda
Career Information
Years Active 2012-
Favorites, Hobbies, Likes/ Dislikes
Favorite Sportscricket , volleyball
Social Networks, Web links
Twitter ProfileNeeraj Chopra Twitter Profile
Instagram ProfileNeeraj Chopra Instagram Profile
Contact (Email)
More Information
Inspiration Jan Zelezny (Czech triple Olympic gold medallist)
Coaches Jaiveer Singh (first coach)
Gary Calvert (Australian Coach)
Uwe Hohn (-2019)


Neeraj Chopra is an Indian Athlete, an Indian record holding Javellin thrower and a junior javelin world record holder.

Neeraj Chopra was born on Wednesday, 24 December 1997 in Khandra, Panipat, Haryana, India (just a few kilometers away from New Delhi, the capital of India).

His father Sathish Kumar is a farmer, mother Saroj Devi- a homemaker. He has two younger sisters and three brothers.

Rise to Fame: 

Neeraj won the 2016 IAAF World U20 Championships held in Bydgoszcz, Poland. Neeraj set a junior world record during the event, the world record brought him the popularity and fame among sports fans of India.

He is the only second Indian athlete after Anju Bobby George to win Gold medal at a World Championship.

Neeraj cleared the distance of 86.48M at the event setting the world record at the age of 18 years , 212 days.

He secured Indian national record in javelin just when he was a teenager at the 2016 South Asian games with the throw of 82.23M, a pretty impressive record for a teenager to smash a senior record.

Missing 2016 Olympics: Neeraj easily cleared the Olympics qualifications but he was bit late in time.

Being a very young athlete he has years of excellence ahead of him. Perhaps the support of Sports Authorities of India could make a world champion out of him.

Neeraj Chopra- Interesting Facts and Trivia

Neeraj Chopra- Timeline

Neeraj Chopra's Record progression

Year  Distance  Place  Comments
 2012  68.46  Lucknow  700gm Javelin (Junior Level)
 2013  69.66  Thiruvanathapuram  700gm Javelin (Junior Level)
 2014  76.50  Vijayawada  700gm Javelin (Junior Level)
 2014  70.19  Patiala  800gm Javelin (Senior Level)
 2015  81.04  Patiala  Senior Level
 2016  86.48  Bydgoszcz (Poland)  
 2017  85.63  Patiala  
2018  88.06 Jakarta Asian Games 2018

 Neeraj Chopra Quotes


Lokesh Giri Author: Lokesh Giri

A movie buff who is definitely in the IMDB Top 1000 Voters. He has been working in the Entertainment industry for over a decade now.

Photos/ Pictures

Share the article

Explore more Profiles

Mini Richard Mini Richard