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The 23 years old Neeraj Chopra has submitted his success on 7th August 2021 and became the first from the country to win a gold in track and field in the olympics. Most of the enthusiastic followers of sports had heard Neeraj chopra before the olympic games. But after winning the javelin in Tokyo. And in the process of becoming India's first athletics gold medalist in olympic history , Chopra's popularity skyrocketed.


He was born on 24th December 1997 in Ror family khandra village of Panipat, Harayana. He has two sisters and his family is basically in agliculture based earner. He graduated from Dayanand Anglo Vedic College in chandigarh and currently pursuing Bachelors of Arts from lovely professional university in Jalandar, Punjab. His father enrolled him first gymansiam of his life 'Madlauda' and later enrolled in a gym of panipat. While playing in shivaji stadium of panipat where he observed javellin throwers and began to participating himself.


In 2010, Chopra visited the near by Panipat Sports Authority of India(SAI) Centre. Where he performed 40-meter throw without training and impressed javelin thrower Mr. Jaiveer choudhary who recognised his talent and impressed by his drive and became his first coach. After training under his coach for an year and he admitted in Tau Devi lal sports complex in Panchkula where he trained under coach Nasem Ahmed who made him trained in a long distance running along with the javelin throw where he increased his range and in the National Junior Athletics Championship in lucknow on 27th october 2012, Won gold with a new National record throw 68.40 meters.


In 2013, He entered his first International competition. The World Youth Championship in ukraine and after in 2014 he won his first international silver medal in Youth Olympic Qualification in Bangkok where he achieved his first throw of over 70 meter. After the long training regime his charm again sparks in South Asian olympic games in 2016 where he threw a record 82.23 meters and win gold though falling short of qualifying marks. But in the same month he also begain training under australian coach Gary Calvert. He won a gold medal in 2016 in IAAF WORLD U20 championship in Bydgosczcz , poland and set a world junior record 86.4 in the javelin throw .

After the indan army impressed with chopra's achievement and dedication at the South Asian Games , He was offered a direct appointment of Junior Commisioned Rajputana Rifiles with the rank of Naib subedar.

In 2017 chopra won gold in the Asian athletic championshipwith a throw of 82.5 meters. He went to the london in august for the world championship but was eliminated due to his injury and as result he stayed out for the remainder 2017. After getting proper diet and rest, In 2018 chopra made his debut at the Asian Games Representing India, He threw a distance of 88.06 meter to win gold in Men's Javellin throw. It was also india's first gold medal in the javellin throw at the Asian Games and the same year he was also awarded Arjuna Award in sepetember 2018.

Chopra missed the 2019 world championships in Doha due to bone spurin his right elbow. After a period of recuperation, involving meditation and rehabilitative training Chopra returned to international competition in January 2020 with a winning throw of 87.86 meters in the Athletics Central North West League Meeting in Potchefst room, South Africa . On 5 March 2021, Chopra again broke his own national record with a throw of 88.07 m, which ranked him third-best internationally

2020 tokyo olympic -

On 4 August 2021, Chopra made his debut at the Olympics, representing India in the Japan National Stadium. He topped his qualifying group for entry to the final with a throw of 86.65 meter. Chopra won the gold medal in the final on 7 August with a throw of 87.58 meter in his second attempt, becoming the first Indian Olympian to win a gold medal in athletics, and the first post-independence Indian Olympic medalist in athletics.He has been honoured with Padma Shri in 2022, the fourth-highest civilian award of India.

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